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Children who contract Covid-19 can easily contract diabetes, CDC report

Report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points to long term damage if a child contracts Covid-19

In Summary
  • Report shows long term damage if a child contracts  Covid-19
  • Covid-19 virus could directly attack pancreatic cells that produce insulin and destroy them, according to CDC report.
  • It is worse if you have a history of diabetes in your family.

Report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that children who recover from COVID-19 appear to have a significantly higher risk of developing Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

Doctors say most common signs and symptoms for a child with Covid-19 include increased thirst, frequent urination, increased hunger, unintentional weight loss, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.