Study: Diabetes risk higher for people who’ve had COVID
A new study shows people who recovered from COVID-19 are more likely to develop diabetes, even if their case was mild.
The report by the CDC looked at nearly 36,000 people who were diagnosed with COVID, but not hospitalized.
Compared to people who never had COVID, they were 28% more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.
This might be due to damage the virus is known to cause to cells in the pancreas. These cells are responsible for releasing insulin.