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Why Patients Dealing With Diabetes, Obesity May Face More Serious Conditions With COVID-19

Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Anthony Catinella is a physician in family medicine.

Many COVID-19 patients who have died from the virus have had underlying conditions. To better understand how issues like diabetes and obesity may impact the body, we spoke with Dr. Anthony Catinella, Chair of Family Medicine at Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso.

Dr. Catinella also breaks down why patients with diabetes and obesity may face more serious conditions with the coronavirus. He also shares what research shows are the best practices one can implement to fight the spread of COVID-19.