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2nd Edition of International Conference

and Expo on Clinical Microbiology

June 23-24, 2023 | Rome, Italy

ICCM 2022

Adriano Alberti

Speaker at Clinical Microbiology 2022 - Adriano Alberti
Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Title : Obesity in people with diabetes in COVID 19 times Important considerations and precautions to be taken


At the end of 2019, a new disease with pandemic potential appeared in China. It was a novel coronavirus called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Later, in the first quarter of 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of this disease a pandemic. Elderly people, people with comorbidities, and health care professionals are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Obesity has been growing exponentially worldwide, affecting several age groups. It is a morbidity that is associated with genetic, epigenetic, environment factors and/or interaction between them. Obesity is associated with the development of several diseases including diabetes mellitus, mainly type 2. Diabetes affects a significant portion of the global population. Obesity and diabetes are among the main risk factors for the development of severe symptoms of COVID-19, and individuals with these conditions constitute a risk group. Based on a literature review on obesity in people with diabetes in the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic, this study presents updated important considerations and care to be taken with this population.
What will audience learn from your presentation?

  • People can better understand how covid-19 works in diabetic and obese people.
  • This article could help research on diabetes, covid-19 and obesity.


Adriano Alberti has a degree in physical education, as well as a master's and a doctorate (PhD) in health sciences. He is currently a post-doctoral student in health sciences at Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Brazil. He is a researcher and author, with articles and books published in the areas of neuroscience, epigenetics, genetics, and obesity.