Coronavirus Infection Linked with Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Coronavirus Infection Linked with Type 1 Diabetes in Children

A study suggests that type 1 diabetes is substantially more likely to develop in children who have had COVID-19 rather than other respiratory infections, raising concerns over long-term autoimmune complications from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The analysis in more than half a million electronic health records in children aged 18 years and under revealed a 72% increase in new diagnoses of type 1 diabetes in those who had coronavirus as opposed to other respiratory infections. Reporting their findings in the journal …