I’ve discussed Type 2 complications but I’ve observed many post-COVID cases that present more like Type 1. Here’s some research to support what I’m seeing.
➤ SARS-CoV-2 infects β cells in subjects with COVID-19
➤ SARS-CoV-2 infection suppresses insulin secretion and kills β cells
"To determine whether SARS-CoV-2 infection affected pancreatic islet function, we quantified the insulin content and glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS), a functional assay for β cell insulin release, in infected islets. We observed a dramatic decrease in insulin content and GSIS in SARS-CoV-2-infected human islets, compared with mock-treated islets."
This patient category may present with the following symptoms:
➤ weight loss
➤ hot flashes/night sweats
➤ rapid heart rate
➤ fluctuating energy levels
➤ increased thirst
Treatment involves holistic care to repair the pancreas directly while stabilizing blood sugars and supporting vascular health and accessory organs, such as the liver. Additionally, insulin may be required. I have seen this patient category mishandled by conventional care doctors by prescribing drugs to stimulate the pancreas (which is already injured and will cause more damage to the pancreas thus progressing the patient fully into a Type 1 status).
1. National Library of Medicine, published online 2021 May 18. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2021.05.013