An urgent warning has been issued to anyone who has had Omicron about an increased risk from a silent killer. Scientists have found that people with Omicron are more likely to develop new-onset type 2 diabetes.
A study in the US found that people are 2.1 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes after contracting Covid. Study author Professor Alan Kwan, a cardiovascular physician at the Smidt Heart Institute, said: “Our results verify that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes after a covid-19 infection was not just an early observation but, in fact, a real risk.” which, unfortunately, has persisted through the Omicron era.”
“Although further studies are needed to validate this hypothesis, we remain steadfast in our belief that vaccination against covid-19 remains an important tool to protect against covid-19 and the still uncertain risks that people may experience during the post-infection period. he said. The study’s lead author, Susan Cheng, said: “So it could be that, instead of being diagnosed with diabetes at age 65, a person with a pre-existing risk of diabetes could, after a covid-19 infection, more likely to develop diabetes at age 45 or 55.
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“Our ultimate goal, with every research study we do, is to find ways to keep people healthy and able to participate in their daily activities and lives,” Professor Kwan said. Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes your blood sugar (glucose) level to be too high.
It can cause symptoms such as excessive thirst, the need to urinate a lot, and tiredness. It can also increase the risk of serious eye, heart, and nerve problems. It is a lifelong condition that can affect your daily life. You may need to change your diet, take medicine, and have regular checkups.
It is caused by problems with a chemical in the body (hormone) called insulin. It is often related to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of type 2 diabetes.