Road to recovery: All you need to know about post-COVID complications

Authors: Dr. Sujay Prasad | Source: The New Indian Express | Published on MSD Connect: January 2021 | HK-NON-00231 Jan/2021
  • If you are a patient who has just recovered, here are the possible complications or residual effects the virus could have left behind.
  • It is believed that the virus causes direct as well as indirect damage to the beta cells causing ‘New Onset Diabetes’ in patients recovering from Covid-19.
  • Often, such diabetes requires insulin to keep check on blood sugar levels. Diabetes is not a risk for Covid-19, but Covid-19 is a risk for developing diabetes.
  • It is recommended that blood sugar levels are checked periodically and monitored to screen for new onset diabetes in patients who have recovered from Covid infections.
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