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COVID-19 increases the risk of diabetes in 5% of the population, according to a study

New one Study Published in Medical Journal jama network open reveals covid-19 infection is associated with a increased risk of diabetes and may have contributed 3% to 5% incidence of diabetes in the population.

In addition, researchers University of British Columbia in canada they found one Higher incidence of diabetes in men than women And those who didn’t have COVID-19 had severe disease compared to those who didn’t.

The research was conducted using the British Columbia COVID-19 cohort, which included a total of 629,935 persons, who gave Positive for COVID-19 were matched with persons who tested negative In the ratio of 1:4 according to gender, age and date of test collection. The analysis was done from January 14, 2022 to January 19, 2023.

The main objective of the study was Identify incident cases of diabetes occurring more than 30 days after the date of specimen collection for SARS-CoV-2 testing. Identification was done using a validated algorithm based on records of medical visits, hospitalizations and chronic illness, as well as medications prescribed for diabetes control.

The results indicated that there was a risk of incident diabetes. 17% more in the group exposed to COVID-19 than in others and a 22% higher in males than females, Additionally, the fraction of diabetes cases attributed to SARS-CoV-2 infection was 3.41% overall and 4.75% among men.

Researchers shed light on Importance of physicians and health agencies being aware of the potential long-term consequences of COVID-19 and monitor people after COVID-19 infection for new onset diabetes for timely diagnosis and treatment.

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