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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 137-143

Guide on diabetes and COVID-19 for healthcare professionals in Bangladesh


1 Centre for Global Health Research, Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2 Department of Endocrinology, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM), Dhaka, Bangladesh
3 National Healthcare Network, Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
4 Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
5 Directorate General of Health Services, Dhaka, Bangladesh
6 Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
7 Changing Diabetes in Children and Life for a child Programme, Bangladesh Institute of Research & Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM), Dhaka, Bangladesh
8 Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Dhaka, Bangladesh
9 Novo Nordisk Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
10 Centre for Global Health Research, Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Faculty of Health Sciences, Nord University, Bodø, Norway; International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Brussels, Belgium

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bishwajit Bhowmik
Centre for Global Health Research, Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, 122 Kazi Nazrul Avenue, Shahbagh, Dhaka.
Bangladesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JOD.JOD_51_20

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The world is suffering from a pandemic of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), and people with diabetes mellitus (DM) are more vulnerable to the serious effects of the COVID-19. This interaction is alarming, considering the high transmission rate of COVID-19 and the global prevalence of DM. Considering the importance of the link between COVID-19 and DM, Bangladesh Diabetic Association has formed a panel of national and international experts in the field of public health, diabetes, and endocrinology to provide some evidence-based guidance for the prevention and care of people with DM during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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