Washington Post: Covid infection associated with a greater likelihood of Type 2 diabetes, according to review of patient records

Washington Post: Covid infection associated with a greater likelihood of Type 2 diabetes, according to review of patient records. “The finding is true even for people who had less severe or asymptomatic forms of coronavirus infection, though the chances of developing new-onset diabetes were greater as the severity of covid symptoms increased, according to researchers who reviewed the records of more than 181,000 Department of Veterans Affairs patients diagnosed with coronavirus infections between March 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021.”

NBC News: Scientists explore potential connection between Covid and diabetes

NBC News: Scientists explore potential connection between Covid and diabetes. “Emerging evidence shows that the coronavirus — like some other viruses — can attack insulin-producing cells in the pancreas — a process that might trigger at least temporary diabetes in susceptible people. Rising cases might also reflect circumstances involving pandemic restrictions, including delayed medical care for early signs of diabetes or unhealthy eating habits and inactivity in people already at risk for Type 2 diabetes.”

Study: Metabolic Conditions Increase Ventilation Risk by 45% in COVID-19 Patients (Laboratory Equipment)

Laboratory Equipment: Study: Metabolic Conditions Increase Ventilation Risk by 45% in COVID-19 Patients. “Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who had a combination of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, or other conditions associated with metabolic syndrome were at much higher risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and death, according to an international study published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open.”

Actu IA: Using ML, researchers have found that high blood sugar levels promote severe forms of Covid

Actu IA: Using ML, researchers have found that high blood sugar levels promote severe forms of Covid. “The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) is behind the Blue Brain Project, an initiative that aims to combat Covid-19. To do this, an artificial intelligence tool has analyzed nearly 400,000 scientific articles to understand why some people contract severe forms of the disease and others do not. An important problem that could have found a potential solution: a high level of sugar could be one of the factors generating the severe forms of the coronavirus.”

Study: AI tool can help spot Type 2 diabetes trends in the U.S. (University at Buffalo)

University at Buffalo: Study: AI tool can help spot Type 2 diabetes trends in the U.S.. “A new University at Buffalo study reports on the advantages of using artificial intelligence to better understand Type 2 diabetes across the United States. The study describes how machine learning — a subset of AI that involves computers acting intelligently without being explicitly programmed — can help explore the prevalence of the disease, which effects more than 34 million Americans, as well as spot future trends.”

ScienceBlog: Smartphones May Help Detect Diabetes

ScienceBlog: Smartphones May Help Detect Diabetes. “Researchers at UC San Francisco have developed a ‘digital biomarker’ that would use a smartphone’s built-in camera to detect Type 2 diabetes – one of the world’s top causes of disease and death – potentially providing a low-cost, in-home alternative to blood draws and clinic-based screening tools.”

Medical News Today: Tool to help manage COVID-19 patients with diabetes

Medical News Today: Tool to help manage COVID-19 patients with diabetes. “In a new study published in the journal Diabetes, a team from the University of Michigan describes the management of almost 200 COVID-19 hospitalized patients with high blood sugar levels. From their observations, the team developed an algorithm to help doctors manage the blood sugar levels in people who have COVID-19 and diabetes. They say the tool could help reduce the risk of severe complications, including kidney failure and severe respiratory distress, in these patients.”

Nature: Mounting clues suggest the coronavirus might trigger diabetes

Nature: Mounting clues suggest the coronavirus might trigger diabetes. “Diabetes is already known to be a key risk factor for developing severe COVID-191 and people with the condition are more likely to die2. ‘Diabetes is dynamite if you get COVID-19,’ says Paul Zimmet, who studies the metabolic disease at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Now Zimmet is among a growing number of researchers who think that diabetes doesn’t just make people more vulnerable to the coronavirus, but that the virus might also trigger diabetes in some3. ”

Diabetes .co .uk: COVID-19 resource website launched for people with diabetes

Diabetes .co .uk: COVID-19 resource website launched for people with diabetes. “The central reference site was created by the JDRF-Beyond Type 1 Alliance and has been endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, Harvard Medical School and the International Society for Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes. Available in English, Spanish, French and Turkish, the website also provides advice on what to do should a person with diabetes contracts COVID-19, people’s stories about how they coped when they became ill with the virus and a range of toolkits for people with diabetes to follow.”

EurekAlert: Using telehealth to transition diabetes inpatients to virtual care during COVID-19

EurekAlert: Using telehealth to transition diabetes inpatients to virtual care during COVID-19. “Data collected over a 15-week period showed that using virtual care to manage diabetes patients in the hospital does not have a negative impact on their glycemic outcomes. This study, aimed at reducing provider and patient exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic, has broader implications for implementing telehealth to diabetes care in remote locations and to limit the transmission of hospital-acquired infections.”

Miami Herald: Insulin company offers free 90-day supply amid coronavirus pandemic. Who qualifies?

Miami Herald: Insulin company offers free 90-day supply amid coronavirus pandemic. Who qualifies?. “An insulin company is offering a free 90-day supply to people with diabetes who’ve been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic. People who use Novo Nordisk insulin who have lost health insurance coverage during the pandemic may be eligible for the company’s Diabetes Patient Assistance Program, according to a news release.”

BBC: The TikTok stars giving diabetes the needle

BBC: The TikTok stars giving diabetes the needle. “When best friends Ellen Watson and Beth McDaniel posted a TikTok video of themselves getting glammed up for a night out, they had no idea they were about to become a viral sensation. Overnight, a video of them dancing around racked up 500,000 views – not because of their outfits or before-and-after hair and make-up transformation, but because the Northern Irish students happily showed off their wearable blood glucose scanners which help them manage their type one diabetes.”