COVID-19 'ups diabetes risk for kids’

A US study of health insurance claims shows new diabetes diagnoses are up to twice as likely after SARS-CoV-2 infection

Children with COVID-19 are significantly more likely to develop diabetes than uninfected children or those with other respiratory infections, a US study suggests.

The study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds to a growing body of evidence that COVID-19 could precipitate diabetes in both children and adults, says endocrinologist Professor Jonathan Shaw, deputy director at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne.

The US researchers looked at ICD coding data for more than 2.5