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COVID-19 and Diabetes: A not so sweet ever after

The connection between diabetes and SARS-CoV-2 is not unidirectional. While diabetes mellitus aggravates the body’s response to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), it appears the virus may also induce the development of diabetes. Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, is strongly associated with diabetes and has been observed in COVID-19 patients. Unexpectedly, this condition has arisen in patients who…

The Insulin Alternative

Diabetes, a disease characterized by impaired glucose homeostasis due to a deficiency in pancreatic beta cell mass or function, currently affects over 300 million people around the world and costs just under two million dollars to care for in the United States alone. As of today, the most prominent treatment for diabetes consists of insulin…

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