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The research surrounding COVID-19 and its connection to diabetes

Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

Even mild SARS-CoV-2 infections increase a patient's chance of developing diabetes, according to a growing body of reserach.

One out of every ten Americans has diabetes, according to the CDC. One out of three has pre-diabetes. And the COVID-19 pandemic has interacted with diabetes in dangerous and complicated ways.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebe speaks with Dr. Martha Carvour to answer your questions about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on diabetes patients and vice versa.

Also, Christine Her describes growing up a Hmong American in Des Moines and her work to create opportunities for youth to transform through art.


  • Dr. Martha Carvour, assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Iowa
  • Christine Her, executive director of ArtForce Iowa
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Zachary Oren Smith is a reporter covering Eastern Iowa