AIM: Our study aims to identify the role of glycemic control in predicting the CT severity in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia.
Materials and Methods: Our study is a single-centre, retrospective, observational study of 60 patients with RT-PCR proven COVID-19 Pneumonia admitted to Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally from June 2020 to September 2020. 30 patients with diabetes were taken as cases and 30 patients who were non-diabetic were taken as controls. Patient’s age, sex, baseline HbA1c levels and CT severity scores were analysed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 22.0. The Chi-square test was used to analyse qualitative data and p-value significant at level <0.05.
Results and Discussion: In the study among diabetics, 23.3% had mild, 43.3% had moderate and 33.3% had severe CT score and among non-diabetics, 33.3% had mild, 46.7% had moderate and 20% had severe CT score. There was no significant difference in CT severity score between two groups.
Conclusion: In this study among diabetics there was significant positive correlation between HbA1c and CT severity score i.e. increasing HbA1c, there was increase in CT severity score and vice versa.