Is covid-19 causing a global surge of diabetes cases?

Many clinics are reporting people diagnosed with diabetes during or soon after an infection with the coronavirus – but the picture is more complicated than it appears

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19 April 2022

A diabetes screening event in Lisbon, Portugal

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COVID-19 is notorious for sometimes leaving an aftermath of puzzling symptoms, such as fatigue or concentration difficulties. But doctors are also worried about the coronavirus triggering a more familiar condition: diabetes.

In countries that are dropping coronavirus precautions, it seems likely that nearly everyone will get infected at some point. So what do we know so far about the link between the virus and diabetes – and how will health services cope?

Diabetes is an umbrella term for several conditions that involve high blood sugar, …

Reference-www.newscientist.com

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