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Long COVID-19 increases risk of type 2 diabetes, study shows

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Researchers reviewed the medical records of army veterans in the US where they looked at more than 180,000 people who developed COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 until September last year.

The group was then compared to millions of veterans who did not have the infection.

Overall, people diagnosed with COVID-19 were 46 per cent more likely to develop type two diabetes.

Australian experts said it’s an important study but other factors may have contributed to the rise in diabetes diagnoses.

“People who’ve had COVID-19 may be more likely to consult their doctor and that might mean conditions like diabetes, which don’t always cause symptoms, might be picked up more frequently,” Professor Jonathon Shaw from Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute said.

Overall, people diagnosed with COVID-19 were 46 per cent more likely to develop type two diabetes.

Australian experts said it’s an important study but other factors may have contributed to the rise in diabetes diagnoses.

“People who’ve had COVID-19 may be more likely to consult their doctor and that might mean conditions like diabetes, which don’t always cause symptoms, might be picked up more frequently,” Professor Jonathon Shaw from Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute said.


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