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Med’s Pamela Davis talks about coronavirus and type 2 diabetes study

COVID may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers find

The New York TimesPamela Davis, the Arline and Curtis Garvin Research Professor at the School of Medicine, commented on a study that found people infected with the coronavirus were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within a year of their infection. “It’s reasonable to ask, ‘Is this an actual increase, or is this just something that accelerated diabetes that was coming anyway in people, but they got it earlier?’” she said. “But even if it’s just an acceleration, this is going to be costly.”