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Dengue virus affect the langerhans cell it leads to cause diabetic to human is that true....?

By Anonymous May 1, 2013 - 7:35am
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i think dengue virus may cause diabetic.i want to discuss my own example : During dengue fever, my blood sugar level elevated i.e. 200mg/dL. Day by day my blood sugar level coming to normal level.

November 23, 2015 - 4:40am

Hello Anonymous,

That is a very good question.

Type 1 diabetes is usually a progressive autoimmune disease, in which the beta cells that produce insulin are slowly destroyed by the body's own immune system. It is unknown what first starts this cascade of immune events, but evidence suggests that both a genetic predisposition and environmental factors, such as a viral infection, are involved.

Islets of Langerhans contain beta cells and are located within the pancreas. Beta cells produce insulin which is needed to metabolize glucose within the body.

Dengue is caused by any one of four related viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. More than one third of the world's population is living in areas at risk for transmission of this virus. Dengue infection is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics.

Can Dengue virus cause type 1 diabetes? No current research confirms this, but it is possible.


May 1, 2013 - 5:06pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I think this is possible and this has happens me to . So think this is true. No members in my family is diabetic & my forefather do not have any history of diabetes. Before 8-9 months i have been suffered from the dengue disease & after that only my blood glucose found to be increasing & after 1 month continuous monitoring of blood glucose , physician suggested to be on medicine .

So this might can happen . there should be more research on this .

November 4, 2014 - 11:17pm
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