In the recent news about Covid-19, research has expressed medical concerns regarding a newly diagnosis of diabetes after surviving Covid. Post Covid diabetes has been found in approximately 14% of patients hospitalized with Covid, according to the research. “The virus can directly damage the cells that produce insulin, which is the master key to control glucose, so less insulin, less glucose control,” quoted from Dr. Remi Rabasa, an endocrinologist at the University of Montreal. Rising blood sugar levels were common among patients hospitalized with Covid. The questions being asked are is this associated with the viral infection or is it simply that the Covid brought out the diabetes that had not been identified yet. And the later is possible because it is said the 90 % of millions with prediabetes do not know they are at risk.
According to the information obtained on several websites COVID-19 can cause more severe symptoms and complications in some people living with diabetes. It is important to minimize this risk by being proactive with your prevention strategies.
Diabetes Canada encourages people living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available, and to talk with their health-care provider.
People living with diabetes, especially those with poor glycemic control have an increased risk for some infections. Coronavirus (COVID-19) results in a respiratory infection that causes patients to develop mild to severe symptoms including a cough, fever, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19.
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