Millions of people around the world were infected with Covid-19 during the past two years, and so far many complications have arisen due to this virus, and now scientists have found that people with Covid-19 have a very large increase in the chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
Where scientists found that people who were infected with Covid-19, had a reduced number of insulin-secreting granules in the beta cells of the pancreas, and there was a defect in the insulin secretion response to high blood glucose, and scientists also found that some of the infected people developed insulin resistance.
Scientists explained these effects on the fact that the pancreas is one of the organs that the virus attacks, and it destroys some cells in it, and the virus causes an exaggerated immune response, causing immune cells to attack some organs such as the pancreas. All of these factors and influences increase the risk of people developing type 2 diabetes.
The study, published in Springer, lasted from March 2020 until January 2021, and the study included 35,865 people who had contracted Covid-19, and included another group with acute upper respiratory infections for comparison between them, and those taking cortisone as treatment were excluded from the study.
The results of the study showed that people with Covid-19 are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes by 28% than those with acute upper respiratory infections, after matching the two groups in terms of gender, age, health insurance, month of infection and diagnosis with both diseases, and they also matched them from In terms of comorbidities such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, heart attacks, and strokes.
Scientists have not yet confirmed whether the infection with type 2 diabetes is temporary or permanent because the people with Covid-19 in the study did not have diabetes before, but they see that the majority of people with Covid-19 and their condition is simple are unlikely to develop type 2 diabetes, but it is advised Scientists, any person who has contracted Covid-19 and has symptoms such as an increase in the number of urination times, feeling constantly thirsty, and exhaustion, should consult a doctor, to confirm whether he has type 2 diabetes or not?