Risk of Diabetes Is Increasing After COVID, Note These Prevention Tips By Expert

DiabetesBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamOct 04, 2021

Coronavirus infection is all over the world and a very small percentage of people have got lucky to not have contracted the virus, rest everyone has got covid at some point of time. Even though the vaccination is being provided to immunize, it doesn’t guarantee protection and so, the risk of deathly covid virus is still lingering upon us. There are so many illnesses that people are experiencing after getting covid and diabetes is one of them. As per experts, the risk of diabetes doubles up in people after covid infection.

Dr. Sunil Kumar Mishra, Director- Endocrinology and Diabetology at Medanta- The Medicity explains that Covid-19 virus can attack insulin-producing cells in the pancreas that hampers insuling resistance. This is why people are found to have a higher risk of diabetes after contracting covid. Many people who didn't have diabetes are found to had higher blood sugar levels after recovery. Besides, excess use of steroids or steroid abuse can also increase the risk of diabetes. Thus, it is very important that you take proper care of your diet after covid. It is always suggested to cut down refined sugar intake for better health apart from diabetes. So, take care of your health.

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