Scientific Papers

Research explores possible link between type 1 diabetes and COVID-19

A trio of new studies from the United States and Europe explore a possible link between COVID-19 and new-onset type 1 diabetes (T1D) in children.

A US study involving data from 14 nations finds that children and adolescents have a 72% increased risk of developing T1D in the first 6 months after COVID-19 infection. Another study, this one from Norway, yielded similar results, while a Scottish study concluded that the virus likely isn't the cause.

T1D, a failure of the pancreas to produce insulin, is typically diagnosed in children.

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