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Does Covid Cause Diabetes?

Does Covid Cause Diabetes?

Over the past year in particular the diagnosed rate of Diabetes has jumped by almost 50%.

Pre-Pandemic about 8% (about 1 in 12) of the population was diabetic and in the two years since that number has jumped to 12% (about 1 in 8 now).

Some of it could be explained away by people "locked up, sitting around and eating a lot of junk" - so they simply took themselves to the "tipping point" sooner then they would have.

But that didn't explain it all and in particular the number of "under 18's"… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

This (new) non-metabolic/not auto-immune Diabetes is what would fall under the sub-type of Type 2 (if it was metabolic) called Severely Insulin Deficient.

That all by itself is a very rare (about 1.5% at diagnosis) sub-type.

But yes, given the spike in diagnosis - particularly now that it's "whacking children and adults" that had no previous (known) risk factors for Diabetes perhaps a whole bunch of someone's are now taking it more seriously.

I get the impression sometimes that Diabetes, like lung cancer caused by smoking, is kinda seen as "your fault for getting it because you followed a crappy lifestyle".

But now, if those that think that way start to worry that some "virus" can leave THEM Diabetic a little more "serious attention" may get focused

posted 5 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

It’s a good question. I had covid in Dec. of 2020, fortunately it was mild. In August at my yearly check Dr noted my high blood sugar, she waited three months and did an A1c which turned out to be diabetes. Prior to this, always well within healthy range. Coincidence, maybe. Right now diet and changing my eating and adding exercise has helped, we’ll see what happens in May when we do another check.

posted 5 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

WOW! This has blown my mind Graham! Now all that you have said makes me wonder if they are going to push more to figure out a way to slow or stop Diabetes. This has just made me think of how long they have been trying to cure Diabetes ( Juvenile, Gestational, Type 1 & 2) .
Okay...you just have given me a lot of thoughts here. When I got Covid Migraines from what came back as a bad batch of the Madera after my second vaccine, I was given a weeks supply of medication. I was only to take them for 1 week and then stop. My Headache specialist spoke to Covid Headaches being a real thing that many doctors had been getting together and trouble shooting. I wonder if this is now something they are working on too.
I do get migraines now and then but never 24/7 like I had been.
I am told if they return I will get a catheter up my nose and spray for 6 weeks.
I am wondering if this is going to change things up. My mind is kind of racing with how this could change things .It will certainly be interesting if it does.
Thank you .

posted 5 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I personally don't see Covid as man-made, at least if it was (somebody's fault) I don't see some sinister angle.

What would the gain be?

It mostly killed the old/frail/severely compromised (mostly) - those that were already at high risk to get taken out by the seasonal flu or pneumonia or the like - so I don't see any great "world depopulation" angle there - if it took out "millions" of millennials then maybe.

What did it really do for governments?

It didn't allow them to "throw our own money" back at us to buy votes like they typically do. They paid a lot of people to stay home, ballooned debts (cutting off their ability to spend on more things to buy votes next election), messed up the supply chain that they rely on for government revenue - so I don't see some sinister angle there.

Kinda like suggesting that farmers are poisoning food to "kill off the people they need to buy their stuff to provide them income" - idiotic argument.

And while in the US drug prices are totally insane, in much of the rest of the (developed world) we all have universal health care and if the government was complacent in causing some disease they could go bankrupt paying the cost to treat it - so in reality it may only be the US based drug companies that would have that motive.

Finally lets be honest about Diabetes.

For the overwhelming majority of us it really is "our fault" that we have it. Despite the "preaching" that has gone on pretty much our entire life about eating properly, getting exercise, not smoking, losing weight, staying active we "didn't believe" anything would happen to us.

So if some of us need Diabetes meds now that is not the Pharmaceuticals fault - they have simply tried to mitigate our total lack of drive to prevent things like Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, lung cancer and the list goes on, in the first place - and yes, they are making us "pay them" to do for us what we weren't willing to do for ourselves.

We are "lucky" that they are there to keep many of us alive despite our total lack of dedication to try and do it ourselves. People rail against them but it isn't "their fault" that they are needed.

So if Covid was some sinister plan, what exactly was the angle - the end game - to what advantage? Try and kill off the very people who would buy their "crap" and make them even richer????

posted 5 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

that is how i found out i had Type2 in December. IMO Covid prolly saved me from having more severe illness down the road since i haven't been to a Doc in 3 years and that was for flu like illness. Now he has become my new friend pardon the humor.

posted 5 months ago
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