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Researchers find link between mild COVID-19 and increase risk of diabetes

Researchers in Europe looked at about 36,000 people who were diagnosed with COVID-19, but not hospitalized.

News 12 Staff

Mar 17, 2022, 9:41 AM

Updated 829 days ago

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Researchers say there's a new link between mild COVID-19 cases and an increased risk of diabetes.
Researchers in Europe looked at about 36,000 people who were diagnosed with COVID-19, but not hospitalized.
According to researchers, their risk of developing type 2 diabetes was 28% higher than those who never had COVID-19.
Researchers say this might be due to the damage the virus is known to cause to the insulin-releasing beta cells in the pancreas.


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