What's the Link Between Covid and Diabetes? Bloomberg - March 25, 2022 Gaetano Santulli, M.D., Ph.D., notes that the SARS-CoV-2 virus may damage the cells lining blood vessels to the pancreas, which may help explain why COVID-19 appears to increase the risk for developing diabetes. Dr. Santulli is associate professor of medicine and of molecular pharmacology. Researchers Learning More About How the Coronavirus Sabotages Blood Vessels NPR - October 25, 2020 Gaetano Santulli, M.D., Ph.D., comments on the damage caused by COVID-19 to the cells that line blood vessels and the resulting increased risk of blood clots throughout the body. Dr. Santulli is assistant professor of medicine and of molecular pharmacology.