Covid may raise the risk of diabetes in children, C.D.C. researchers reported.

A heightened risk had already been seen among adults who had recovered from a coronavirus infection.

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Hasnain says:

“The researchers found increases in diabetes in both data sets, though the relative rates were quite different: they found a 2.6-fold increase in new diabetes cases among children in one, and a smaller 30 percent increase in another.

“Even a 30 percent increase is a big increase in risk,” said Sharon Saydah, a researcher at the C.D.C. and lead author of the study. The differences likely result from different ways of classifying children as having Covid, she added.”

Posted on 2022-01-08T17:38:32+0000