It's a simple Google search: 'COVID and diabetes' What's the Link Between Covid and Diabetes?, Bloomberg Diabetes risk rises after COVID, massive study finds, Nature COVID-19 infection increases your risk for diabetes, a new study says, NPR So, about that oft-cited study. Published by The Lancet, it looked at patients cared for by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) who contracted COVID-19 and, 30 days post infection, tracked incidents of diabetes. As NPR summarized it, 'researchers found that people who had COVID-19 were about 40% more likely to develop diabetes within a year after recovering, compared to participants in a control group.' The findings are certainly intriguing, maybe even head-spinning. But as with many things in life, it helps to know someone who can explain it in easy-to-understand terms. Wouldn't you know it: We have that exact someone right here. Meet Mahmood Kazemi, divisional vice president of global medical and scientific affairs and chief medical officer for Abbott's diabetes care business. Before coming to Abbott, Kazemi was a practicing endocrinologist caring directly for people living with diabetes. What follows is a conversation with Kazemi, edited for length and clarity, delivered in the same way Kazemi worked with his patients: Direct, informative and understanding. Let's dig in.