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Integrated Nutritional Supports for Diabetic Patients during COVID-19 Infection: A Comprehensive Review

Author(s):

A.K. Obidul Huq*, Abu Naim Mohammad Bazlur Rahim, S. M. Golam Moktadir, Ielias Uddin, Mohammad Zahidul Manir, Muhammad Abu Bakr Siddique, Khaleda Islam and Md. Sirajul Islam  

Abstract:


Background: Diabetes mellitus is an endocrine metabolic disorders, affects the major organs in human and comorbid with others. Besides, diabetic patients are more prone to various infectious diseases as well as COVID-19 sporadic infection which are highly risk for diabetes mellitus patients. To combat this infections and comorbid situations, an integrated balanced nutritional supportive could help in maintaining sound health and increase immunity for prevention and management of such type of viral infections. Objectives: While information regarding nutritional supports in COVID-19 pandemic in diabetic patients are not available, this review aimed to accumulate the evidence from previous publications where studied about nutrition-based supports or interventions for viral diseases with special emphasis on respiratory infections.

Methods: For reviewing, searches are done for getting journal articles into Google Scholar, Pub Med/Medline, Database of Open Access Journal and Science Direct for relevant data and information.

Results: Integrated nutritional supports of both macronutrients and micronutrients guidelines including home-based physical exercise schedule is summarizes in this comprehensive review for possible prevention and management of diabetic patients in COVID-19 infections. The immune boosting benefits of some vitamins, trace elements, nutraceuticals and probiotics in viral infections of diabetic patients are also included.

Conclusion: There is an urgent need for healthy diet and integrated nutritional supports with home-based physical activities for diabetic patients during the self-isolation period of COVID-19 Infection.

Keywords:

Integrated nutrition, Diabetes, COVID-19 infection, Immune boosting, Home-based physical exercise

Affiliation:

Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail-1902, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail-1902, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail-1902, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail-1902, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail-1902, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail-1902, Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Department of Environmental Science and Resource Management, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail-1902



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