Journal of Medical Society

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 48--50

Insights into the relationship between COVID-19 and diabetes mellitus: Public health perspective


Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava 
 Medical Education Unit Coordinator and Member of the Institute Research Council, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava
Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) – Deemed to be University, Thiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District - 603108, Tamil Nadu
India

The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact the lives of almost everyone across the globe. The present review has been carried out to explore and understand the relationship between COVID-19 infection and diabetes mellitus from the public health perspective. An extensive search of all materials related to the topic was carried out in the PubMed search engine, and a total of 25 research articles were selected based on the suitability with the current review objectives. Keywords used in the search include COVID-19 and Diabetes mellitus in the title alone only. Considering the risk of poor prognosis of infection among diabetics, it has been envisaged that such people should strictly adhere to the preventive measures. Self-care plays a crucial role in the management of diabetes, and the significance of the same has immensely increased during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As the people with diabetes constitute a high-risk group, it is the need of the hour to increase awareness among these people about COVID-19 infection. To conclude, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over and the people living with diabetes are at significant risk to land up into complications, if they acquire the infection.This call for the need to intensify the preventive strategies and strengthen the health care delivery system for ensuring better management of diabetes among COVID-19 cases.


How to cite this article:
Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS. Insights into the relationship between COVID-19 and diabetes mellitus: Public health perspective.J Med Soc 2021;35:48-50


How to cite this URL:
Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS. Insights into the relationship between COVID-19 and diabetes mellitus: Public health perspective. J Med Soc [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 21 ];35:48-50
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