A COVID-19 infection can result in a variety of serious, sometimes long-term health consequences, such as respiratory problems, kidney damage, and persistent cardiac problems. Lately, it has been discovered that post-Covid or long Covid may also trigger the abrupt onset of insulin-dependent diabetes. During the second wave, diabetes emerges as a prevalent post-covid symptom. During the second wave, diabetes emerged as a prevalent post-covid symptom. Some patients developed type 2 diabetes as a result of the coronavirus infection, which remained even after the course of medicine was completed and the patient has recovered from the illness. Surprisingly, affected people did not have any of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes. But the question arises how can covid or post-covid stimulate diabetes?
Here’s what you should know about post-covid effects on diabetes:
The mechanism of post-covid diabetes
Diabetes is induced by two mechanisms: the first is the virus’s direct toxic effect on insulin-producing cells (beta cells) in the pancreas, and the second is increased insulin resistance. Type 1 diabetes is insulin-dependent diabetes that manifests itself in children, whereas type 2 diabetes is non-insulin-dependent diabetes that has been found in adults.
Type 2 diabetes appears to be the cause of new-onset diabetes discovered post-covid. There is also speculation that COVID-19 is causing type 1 diabetes in children, while epidemiological studies are yet to provide conclusive evidence. There are various lingering questions, such as how common are the effects of post-covid diabetes, whether it is classic type 1 or type 2, whether these patients will eventually go into relapse, and what is the long-term fate of the disease. Perhaps, it will take some time but these questions will be answered eventually.
Can Covid stimulated diabetes be cured?
The direct affliction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is the mechanism underlying the development of diabetes. Beta cells have virus receptors and are vulnerable to virus infection.
Furthermore, COVID-19 infection and inflammation promote insulin resistance and cause hyperglycemia. The long-term effects of post-COVID diabetes are unknown and currently, it appears that diabetes can be permanent in the affected individuals.
Tips to prevent the risk of post-COVID diabetes
It is imperative to regain lost weight after Covid, and adopting specific lifestyle modifications after recovery can be beneficial:
- Eating a fiber-rich, clean diet
- Walking every day
- Eliminating aerated beverages, smoking, and consuming alcohol
- Consistently monitoring blood glucose readings
- Drinking plenty of water
- Getting adequate rest
- Adherence to doctor-prescribed medications
It is suggested that you visit your doctor and monitor your blood glucose level more frequently in order to avoid any problems associated with long COVID.
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