Covid-19 possible connection with Type 1 Diabetes, says study

Britain’s small study suggests that researchers should focus over whether coronavirus increases the risk of type 1 diabetes. Cases of type 1 diabetes Among children Cases of type 1 diabetes might have risen during the peak of Britain’s coronavirus outbreak, said scientists said on Monday in the Diabetes Care journal in a study based on 30 cases at two hospitals. In comparison with a distinctive year, this represented an 80% increase, they stated.

“When we investigated further, some of these children had active coronavirus or had previously been exposed to the virus,” said study’s co-author Karen Logan of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. Once known as the juvenile diabetes, the ype 1 diabetes where insulin producing cells in the pancreas are destroyed, preventing the body from producing enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.

The researchers said that one explanation could be that the novel Covid-19 might attack insulin producing cells in the pancreas. “More research is needed to establish whether there is a definitive link … but in the meantime we hope clinicians will be mindful of this,” said Logan.


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