Jie Sun, PhD, Research About Relationship Between Diabetes and COVID-19 Covered by Daily Press and Other News Outlets

March 28, 2023 by

Jie Sun

Jie Sun, PhD

Jie Sun, PhD and the Sun Lab’s research about the relationship between diabetes and COVID-19 was covered in the Daily Press and other outlets.

Dr. Sun’s research establishes the relationship between diabetes and COVID-19 is bi-directional: while individuals with diabetes and high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) are predisposed to severe COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 infection can also cause hyperglycemia and exacerbate underlying metabolic syndrome. New research in the Sun laboratory has discovered a metabolic pathway connecting diabetes and severe COVID-19 complications. The discovery shows that a second-generation insulin-sensitizing drug known as MSDC-0206K could potentially protect patients from both inflammation and dangerous glucose levels, which can rise due to COVID.

Read the Daily Press article and more about Dr. Sun’s research published in Science Immunology.

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