New Covid-19 alarm: it could be causing type 1 diabetes in kids

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New Covid-19 alarm: it could be causing type 1 diabetes in kids

Worrying rise of new-onset cases among UK children mirrors similar scenarios in China and Italy

Henry Bodkin

Covid-19 could cause type 1 diabetes in children, scientists have warned, following a rise in new cases at the height of the pandemic.

Hospitals in northwest London recorded more than twice the number of new-onset patients they would normally have expected, with the majority arriving in a serious state.

Researchers at Imperial College London, who compiled the study, are now calling on parents to watch out for signs of diabetes: tiredness, dehydration, frequent urination and weight loss...

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