As Covid-19 cases increase drastically in United States, a study found by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention states that children who had contracted Covid were most likely to be later diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes as opposed to children without Covid.

According to IQVIA’s data, Covid-infected children were 2.66 times — or 166% — more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes over 30 days after infection than those who hadn’t caught the coronavirus, and were 2.16 times more likely to be diagnosed than those who’d dealt with a non-Covid respiratory infection prior to the pandemic. While it is still unclear that the Covid positive children who might acquire Type 2 diabetes, will have long lasting affects of diabetes or if it will fade away over time.

According to the findings, a link yet complex, can be found between the two diseases as the coronavirus attacks cells in the body which are responsible for producing insulin. This highlights the importance of vaccination in all those eligible-currently ages 5 and above.

 

Experts say hospitalization rates might be up in light of the fact that omicron is more contagious than previous types of the virus, and on the grounds that the variant tends to attack the upper airway system rather than the lungs—with children being more vulnerable to complications from upper respiratory infections than adults.

With the rise in number of covid-19 cases in hospitals all over the United States, a large portion of the patients are children ages 4 or under. So, it is very important to keep them protected by surrounding them with people who are vaccinated.

The only way to help minimize the spread is to keep on taking all the precautionary measures, wearing masks and getting each family member vaccinated. We have just gone through a horrific pandemic and lockdown but this Omicron variant is more easily spreading. Stay vigilant! Stay protected! Stay vaccinated!

 

 

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