Coronavirus: When should we be concerned?

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My mom had COVID-19 in January. It wasn't too bad, no trouble breathing, no hospitalization, and was back to work in about a week. But about a month ago she started getting dizzy/light headed, and saw her doctor. Turns out she is now pre-diabetic, after having no history of pancreatic issues. She told her sister about it, who also had COVID-19 (with no major complications), and turns out she is now pre-diabetic too. Neither have other factors that lead to the disease, and there isn't a family history. I thought that was weird so I started looking around and found this:

https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/blog/why- ... ng-covid19
In November 2020, a global analysis published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism found that up to 14.4% of people who were hospitalized with severe COVID-19 also developed diabetes.

If any of you that had it start to have any symptoms, get checked out. Simply blood test.

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I just assumed anyone over 40 was pre-diabetic. I was told I was pre-diabetic a few years ago after a blood test. I was also over on bad cholesterol too. I cut way back on sugar, less soda, more water and started eating more trail mix stuff instead of crap junk food. A year later my blood test came back and I was below the threshold of bad on everything. Now I have slipped back somewhere in the middle on the bad habit scale.

I have not heard a word about Covid patients becoming pre-diabetic before. I am curious now since I was pre-diabetic already and got Covid. I am going through some medical stuff unrelated to Covid and have had every test imaginable X-rays, mri’s, CT scan, echocardiogram’s and blood work and nobody has mentioned diabetes. I guess you have to have had severe Covid and my case barely registered as a cold.

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it wasn't severe for either of them, but the study I shared did look specifically at severe cases.

And neither of them were pre-diabetic before that, and have regular physicals and blood work each year.

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You could help round out the study if you caught Covid.

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Interesting. Glad your mother has recovered at least, Indy. COVID is scary stuff. A lot of folks focus on the case counts and death numbers, but there are a lot of negative consequences short of death that are still problematic.

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Nodack wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:59 pm
You could help round out the study if you caught Covid.
Not that I want you to get it Indy. Not a very tasteful joke. I have only seen one Covid joke.

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I’ll tell you a coronavirus joke, but you’ll have to wait two weeks to see if you got it.

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Nodack wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 9:14 pm
Nodack wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:59 pm
You could help round out the study if you caught Covid.
Not that I want you to get it Indy. Not a very tasteful joke. I have only seen one Covid joke.

“I just had my first shot. As soon as the waitress comes around again I’ll order my second.”
I didn't think you were wishing that on me, dack. no worries.

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You know what they’re saying about 2020. It went viral faster than anyone thought it would.
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You guys think it's bad here? In Germany, they prepared for the covid crisis by stocking up with sausage and cheese. They figured that would be the wurst käse scenario.
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Why did the cannibal die of COVID-19? Too many handshakes.
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My husband purchased a world map and then gave me a dart and said, “Throw this and wherever it lands—that’s where I’m taking you when this pandemic ends.” Turns out, we’re spending two weeks behind the fridge.

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The World Health Organization announced that dogs cannot contract COVID-19. Dogs previously held in quarantine can now be released. To be clear, WHO let the dogs out.

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How did the health experts lie? They said a mask and gloves was enough to go to the grocery store. When I got there, everyone else had clothes on.

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Quarantine has really put a damper on comedy. For months nobody has walked into a bar.

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Why do they call it the novel coronavirus? It’s a long story….

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