Our magazine is free!

for living with diabetes

Enterovirus link to Type 1 diabetes

Researchers from the University of New South Wales, Australia, reviewed 26 previous studies examining enterovirus infection and Type 1 diabetes, involving a total of 4,448 people. Enteroviruses belong to a common family of viruses, which usually cause the common cold or diarrhoea.

The review findings indicate a clear relationship. However, as the researchers significantly note, the review cannot prove that the virus causes Type 1 diabetes as the studies cannot confirm that infection occurred before the onset of Type 1 diabetes. There is now a need to assess the relationship between the virus and Type 1 diabetes over time to determine whether there really is a cause-and-effect relationship between the two.


Published in Diabetes research
Sign up to our Magazine »

Leave a Comment

Submit Comment »

No Comments Yet!


nl-imageDirect to your inbox, our

free online magazine.

Sign up for the Desang Diabetes Magazine for new products, special offers and news.

*We will never email you more often than once a week (usually once a month). You can easily unsubscribe at any time. It’s finger-pricking good!

Close Don't show again