Scientists trace COVID-19 link to diabetes

*Experts say one of the lingering effects of having COVID-19 is a higher risk of developing diabetes

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Health professionals have said it is well-established that diabetes is one of the underlying health conditions that make the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms more serious.

However, But researchers now think that one of the lingering effects of having COVID-19 is a higher risk of developing diabetes in the affected consumers.

ConsumerConnect gathered scientists are trying to determine whether the Coronavirus somehow attacks important cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.

Currently, the researchers though say the relationship is not well-understood, the idea warrants further investigation, agency report said.

Francesco Rubino, chair of metabolic surgery at King’s College London, told Yahoo News, “clearly there’s a link, there’s some sort of mechanism that makes the diseases fuel one another.

“The question is whether new-onset diabetes could be caused by this virus.”

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