So, doctors from Germany say that patients who have recovered from coronavirus are more at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In order to come to this conclusion, experts analyzed data on 8.8 million patients. They were under medical observation until July 2021.
Scientists have found that the human pancreas can be a target for SARS-CoV-2. After a person becomes infected with the disease, their glucose-stimulated secretion of insulin in beta cells decreases. Moreover, some patients developed insulin resistance and increased blood glucose levels.