As time passes, we are learning more about the long and short term side effects of COVID-19.

Epidemiological data has shown that diabetes could result after an acute illness such as influenza.

When the immune system is compromised due to illness, this could impact how the body responds such as insulin production and blood sugar levels; and further beg the question, could diabetes become a side effect of the COVID-19 virus?

What is COVID-19?

Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered strain of the corona virus.

Detected as recently as October 2019, it has spread globally in months while putting economies into a recession, causing many to fall ill and even costing lives.

The disease can be easily transmitted from inhaling droplets in the air generated from an infected person sneezing, coughing, exhaling; or by touching a surface that has