22 Mar 2021

Comment: Can COVID-19 trigger diabetes in some patients? Is there another explanation for these cases?

Professor Paul Zimmet has been interviewed for VuMedi on the Monash-Kings College London CoviDiab registry tracking new onset diabetes patients. The registry now has 320 patients, both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. 

Prof Zimmet said people who were both obese and diabetic were at highest risk to experiencing severe COVID-19. Their metabolic control is poor so they are also more susceptible to infection. He said people with T1D are more likely to have serious complications from the virus. See the video for detail.

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