Self-management of diabetes in India during the COVID-19 pandemic

Added June 23, 2020

Citation: Banerjee M, Chakraborty S, Pal R. Diabetes self-management amid COVID-19 pandemic. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews. 2020;14(4):35-4.

What is this? The COVID-19 pandemic is placing a strain on healthcare services, workers and patients, requiring some patients to self-manage chronic conditions, such as diabetes.

What was found: Close coordination between patients and physicians is required to develop an educational plan for patients.

A simultaneous patient-centered approach is needed for routine diabetes care, coordinated by a multidisciplinary team, during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The applicability of telemedicine for self-management of diabetes in certain settings is uncertain.


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