COVID-19 may trigger diabetes in some people

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“Over the last few months, we’ve seen more cases of patients that had either developed diabetes during the COVID-19 experience or shortly after that,” said Dr. Francesco Rubino. Photo: Pexels

(Nicoleta Lanesse/ Live Science) — Emerging data hint that COVID-19 can trigger diabetes in some people, although the exact reason remains unknown.

Scientists around the world noticed an uptick in new diabetes cases last year and, in particular, saw that some COVID-19 patients with no history of diabetes were suddenly developing the condition, Scientific American reported.

The trend prompted many research groups to launch studies of the phenomenon; for instance, researchers at King’s College London in England and Monash University in Australia established the CoviDiab Registry, a resource where doctors can submit reports about patients with a confirmed history of COVID-19 and newly diagnosed diabetes. (…)

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