“Cases of type 1 diabetes among children in a small UK study almost doubled during the peak of Britain’s coronavirus epidemic, say scientists suggesting a possible link.” [Source: reuters.com]
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system destroys specific cells in the pancreas, the organ that produces the vital hormone insulin. Significantly, even prior to the current coronavirus pandemic, some scientists already believed that viruses could potentially trigger this type of diabetes.
During the pandemic, diabetes has become a serious concern. This is because diabetics are at higher risk of developing serious complications from the coronavirus, which could potentially be life-threatening. Having diabetes reduces a person’s immunity, thereby increasing the chances of contracting viral or bacterial infections and experiencing a delayed recovery.
Conventional treatments for diabetes focus only on decreasing elevated blood sugar levels; however, an optimum intake of micronutrients is critical for reducing the risks of the condition and improving patient outcomes. Vitamin C, vitamin E, B vitamins, magnesium, and the trace mineral chromium are particularly important.
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