CDC’s New Study Claims That COVID Could Increase Risk of Diabetes for Children

CDC’s New Study Claims That COVID Could Increase Risk of Diabetes for Children
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been very active when it comes to providing important info about how the COVID pandemic is unfolding across the world. As for now, a new report of the Government agency suggests that children who get infected with COVID have higher risks of developing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes after their recovery from the coronavirus infection, according to HuffPost.com.

For the new research, the CDC had been analyzing two large databases of health insurance claims from the US. They compared data of children who had been infected with COVID to data of the little ones who weren’t infected between March 2020 and early-to-mid 2021.

Significant increase in diabetes diagnosis

Both chunks of data have shown a significant increase in diabetes diagnosis for children who had been dealing with COVID. If one set showed that the risk for diabetes was 166% higher in the case of those who had been infected with the coronavirus, the other lot have shown that the risk is only 31% higher.

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The researchers involved in the study said that the mechanism of how the coronavirus can lead to diabetes is still complex. They also emphasized the importance of monitoring the little ones in the months after a COVID diagnosis and testing for diabetes specifically.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) constantly updates its list of “COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination”. Many European countries are marked with the “Level 4: COVID-19 Very High” label, meaning that they pose the highest risk of infection with the coronavirus. As the Government agency says:

Avoid travel to these destinations. If you must travel to these destinations, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.

Hopefully, the COVID pandemic will go away for good in 2022, and everything will return to normal.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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