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Evidence Mounting That COVID-19 Can Cause Diabetes Type II

Mounting evidence suggests that COVID-19 could actually cause people to become diabetic.

MEDICAL XPRESS

A team of researchers from King’s College London and Monash University has created a database of information that relates COVID-19 and type II diabetes. The team has created the database for two reasons—the first is that research to date has shown people with type II diabetes are more likely to suffer severe symptoms of the disease and to die from it than the general populace. The second is because of mounting evidence suggesting that COVID-19 could actually cause people to become diabetic.

The new database is called the COVIDIAB registry and has been specifically designed to help medical researchers better understand the link between COVID-19 and diabetes. The data was collected from patients regarding their circumstances, including whether they were new-onset. The developers suggest the amount of data will grow as more is learned about the impact of COVID-19 on diabetes patients. Some media outlets have reported that the database already catalogs information provided by 350 clinicians.

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