There have been several reports that steroids are contraindicated in COVID-19 disease, however this was only in hospitalized patients who were not on steroids before. Stopping or changing your medications might cause an asthma exacerbation, so you should continue your controller inhalers with steroids. Make sure you have an emergency supply of your asthma inhalers and avoid your asthma triggers.
Treating an exacerbation will require that you go into the emergency room or urgent care where you have a higher risk of being exposed to someone who has COVID-19. This is another reason to keep your asthma under control.
Patients with diabetes while also not more likely to get COVD-19, are at a higher risk of developing serious complications and even death from this disease. Recent data from Louisiana Department of Health, showed that 41% of all the patients who died from COVD-19 had diabetes.
High blood sugars weaken your immune system making it harder to fight off infections and control the spread of the virus. It is also believed that viruses thrive in environments of elevated blood sugars. The viral infection as well as the high sugars cause increase inflammation and internal swelling. Patients with diabetes also tend to have other disease-related complications such as heart disease and hypertension which also increases the risk of more severe complications.