Covid-19 (Diabetes)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 10th September 2020.

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Photo of David Stewart David Stewart Labour

The First Minister will be well aware that people with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying from Covid-19, with one in three of all coronavirus hospital deaths associated with the condition. Will the First Minister join me in welcoming the United Kingdom ARCADIA trial, in which pre-clinical research has suggested that the glucokinase activator could aid those with diabetes who contract Covid-19?