Numbers from the COVID-19 pandemic show those who have underlying health conditions are more likely to die from the virus. These underlying health conditions such as Diabetes , have no symptoms until the disease process is far in advance. They remain hidden for a longtime chipping away at your vital organs without you even knowing it.
Due to socioeconomic factors, Blacks and other minority groups are being disproportionally affected. The combination of routine health screening to detect early disease, regular exercise with dieting will decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease. Those same choices now it appears also decrease your chances of dying from COVID-19.
Doing the basics such as measuring your cholesterol level, kidney function, and getting screened for Diabetes will go a long way in helping you take control of your health.