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COVID-19 has been shown to lead to diabetes



So, according to the doctor, the likelihood of infection with COVID-19 and a severe course of the disease is higher in people suffering from chronic diseases, including diabetes. At the same time, several earlier scientists came to the conclusion that this association works in the opposite direction – the coronavirus can lead to diabetes.

The fact is that the SARS-Cov-2 virus binds to the ACE-2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme-2) receptors, which are present not only in the lungs, liver, kidneys and small intestine, but also in the pancreas to enter the body ”, – said the doctor.

Shokur explained that the beta cells of the pancreas, which produce insulin and lower blood glucose levels, act as target cells for the virus and can be destroyed. The degree of destruction, in turn, increases the risk of developing diabetes.

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