Cases of Diabetes Found in People Infected with COVID-19, Experts Still in the Dark


The biggest problem of the Coronavirus strain that has created the ongoing pandemic is that it may have an entirely different impact on different people. This situation puts experts in a difficult position when trying to find out the core characteristics of the virus and how to beat it. In a similar case, some studies have found that some people infected with the COVID-19 virus are showing new cases of diabetes. It must be noted that the research has focused on people who didn’t have diabetes before but developed the disease after they got infected with the virus. This development has thrown some of the best minds in the health sector into a path of darkness.

It was found earlier that the COVID-19 virus would have a more profound impact on those who already have diabetes. Special instructions and care were provided for such patients during the pre-vaccination period as well. However, scientists are concerned about whether the virus can create diabetes disease within a healthy body. The study was published in the medical journal called Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, and it’s one of the many studies that have analyzed the deeper impact of the virus. One conclusion is that the COVID-19 virus can attack the beta cells of the pancreas, which is responsible for the production of insulin. Then, the lower levels of insulin would lead to the development of diabetes.

The limitation here is that there are so many studies on the matter, and many of them have reached different conclusions regarding the link between COVID-19 and diabetes. For instance, some pediatricians have said that the number of children who got Type 1 diabetes after infecting coronavirus. In a similar study, Chinese doctors had noted that there was an increasing link between the rising blood sugar levels and COVID-19. The study was conducted back in 2020, though. Scientists from other countries have also looked into whether the increasing blood sugar levels would contribute to the development of diabetes, but many of the studies were inconclusive. On the other hand, many studies said that more research is required on the topic.

One thing that almost everyone agrees on is that the chances of developing diabetes seem to increase after someone has been infected with the virus. We still do not know if the different strands of coronavirus have different impacts on the topic since the research based on newer strains of the virus is still in the works. At the same time, many scientists find it not surprising that a powerful infection like COVID-19 can have some kind of impact on the body’s chances of triggering Type 1 diabetes. Now that the recent study has pushed doctors to the dark, we have to wait until further research to understand what is going on within the body.

Arthur Walker

Arthur's dream was to become a health expert, but he failed to achieve the aim due to certain conditions. Citing the situation, he started working as a freelance writer. Arthur has thrived throughout his life and now at 5Gigs, he writes articles related to the Health sector. Apart from this, He maintains various health-related blogs through which she offers crucial information to users.