Made it through COVID-19? Doctors want you to be monitored for diabetes

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By , KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new study suggests a connection between COVID-19 infection and the risk of developing diabetes. Scientists have been studying patients at Veterans Administration hospitals and monitoring them for the development of diabetes for many years.

This makes sense, because similar studies are being conducted at hospitals and universities around the world. The goal is to look at why certain people develop diabetes as they get older.

But a researcher in St. Louis has found that patients who overcame COVID-19 are at greater risk of developing diabetes one year after infection. This follows a similar result in a German study.

The information is important because it suggests that patients who have recovered from COVID-19 might benefit from increased screening for diabetes.

​​KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross.

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