Diabetes linked to COVID-19 'may be temporary'

Some 40% of patients hospitalised with pandemic illness who developed new-onset diabetes regressed within a year, study shows

Patients with severe COVID-19 who develop type 2 diabetes may have only a temporary form of the disease and their BSL may return to normal afterward, according to new findings.

US researchers studied 594 hospital in-patients with COVID-19, including 78 with no previous diagnosis of diabetes.

Compared to patients with pre-existing diabetes, many of the newly diagnosed patients were younger, had lower glucose including less requirement for insulin, but higher