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2022-09-25 9:23:51 AM  
16 votes:

The Exit Stencilist: Is COVID-19 the cause or is years spent indoors with little to no exercise and an "all-American diet" to blame?


It's talking about an increase in the risk for type 1 diabetes not type 2, but thanks for playing.
 
2022-09-25 9:57:02 AM  
9 votes:

no1curr: It's long been hypothesised that there might be triggered by a viral infection in people with a genetic susceptibility to T1D.


Or it could be pancreatic organ damage from COVID, which is known to damage anything in your body with a blood supply (that's all of it, BTW).  Could be marginal cases being pushed over the line where they otherwise would have been fine.
 
2022-09-25 10:24:10 AM  
7 votes:

The Exit Stencilist: no1curr: The Exit Stencilist: Is COVID-19 the cause or is years spent indoors with little to no exercise and an "all-American diet" to blame?

It's talking about an increase in the risk for type 1 diabetes not type 2, but thanks for playing.

Oh that explains it. It's only logical for a change in protean spikes on a virus that's been around practically forever to cause diabetes


Talk to an organic chemist about how an extra hydroxyl group can change things in a protein. It's like locksmithing. Your house key is extremely similar to many other keys, but yours lets you into your own home. You can potentially get into other homes as well with it, but most others you can't. A tiny change on your key means you can get into another person's house. Or a tiny change on their key means they can get into your house.

The diabetes? Nothing to do with the spike, except the spike is the key for the lock. It's what the spike lets in that causes the damage.
 
2022-09-25 10:30:06 AM  
4 votes:
If only there had been signs that we shouldn't have been so dismissive about the risks of Covid.

Oh, right, there were.

People are so stupid.
 
2022-09-25 9:12:08 AM  
2 votes:
Is COVID-19 the cause or is years spent indoors with little to no exercise and an "all-American diet" to blame?
 
2022-09-25 9:52:18 AM  
2 votes:
It's long been hypothesised that there might be triggered by a viral infection in people with a genetic susceptibility to T1D. This is an interesting observation, though I'm not sure if SARS-COV-2 being linked to T1D helps narrow much down since it appears to be pretty systemic infection. I wonder how many were HLA typed...


Anyway we're talking 123 new cases between the ages of 0 and 18yo out of 285K (6 mo after COVID infection) vs 72 of 285K (6 mo after a different respiratory infection, same time frame). It's almost double, but these are also small numbers
 
2022-09-25 9:30:56 AM  
1 vote:

no1curr: The Exit Stencilist: Is COVID-19 the cause or is years spent indoors with little to no exercise and an "all-American diet" to blame?

It's talking about an increase in the risk for type 1 diabetes not type 2, but thanks for playing.


Oh that explains it. It's only logical for a change in protean spikes on a virus that's been around practically forever to cause diabetes
 
2022-09-25 10:15:45 AM  
1 vote:

The Exit Stencilist: no1curr: The Exit Stencilist: Is COVID-19 the cause or is years spent indoors with little to no exercise and an "all-American diet" to blame?

It's talking about an increase in the risk for type 1 diabetes not type 2, but thanks for playing.

Oh that explains it. It's only logical for a change in protean spikes on a virus that's been around practically forever to cause diabetes


Yes, it is logical to associate an altered situation with change that coincided with that alteration, particularly when that change is the primary variable in the study.
 
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