Experts Explain How COVID-19 May Be Causing New Cases of Diabetes - CopperDisinfector

Experts Explain How COVID-19 May Be Causing New Cases of Diabetes

Jul 26, 2022

Key Takeaways

  • New research found that some people hospitalized due to COVID-19 then developed diabetes. 
  • Experts say there are several hypotheses as to why there has been an increased incidence of new-onset diabetes in COVID-19 patients.
  • The coronavirus travels through respiratory cells through ACE2 receptors, the same receptors found in pancreatic cells where insulin is produced.
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