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COVID-19 and diabetes

Wed 07th April 2021

Where are we now?

Dr Prash Vas on how a year of COVID-19 has transformed diabetic foot services.

Further learning

NHS England: DF Service management strategy during the pandemic
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International Working Group on Diabetic Foot
Collecting questions from diabetic foot clinicians and matching them with answers from r global network of DFU experts.
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D-Foot International ‘Fast-Track’ pathway for COVID-19
Meloni, M.; Bouillet, B.; Ahluwalia, R.; Lüdemann, C.; Sánchez-Ríos, J.P.; Iacopi, E.; Lazaro-Martinez, J.L. Fast-track pathway for diabetic foot ulceration during COVID-19 crisis: A document from International Diabetic Foot Care Group and D-Foot International. Diabetes Metab. Res. Rev. 2020
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Diabetic Foot Society of India guidance document
Kesavan R, Murthy V B, Rastogi A, Bal A. Guidance for diabetic foot management during COVID-19 pandemic. Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Feb 23];7:116-20.
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Thu 01st April 2021

A rollercoaster year

From guesswork to anti-inflammatories and anti-coagulants, Professor Mikael Ryden on a year of having to learn quickly how to treat a deadly new virus.

Thu 25th March 2021

Complications of therapy

Though known to reduce mortality in people with COVID-19, dexamethasone can also induce hyperglycaemia – even diabetes. Professor Ketan Dhatariya looks at inpatient care of diabetes in people given dexamethasone or other glucocortoids.

Tue 16th March 2021

ACE in the hole?

One year on, Professor Peter Rossing revisits controversies over the impact on COVID-19 outcomes of RAS-blocking agents and other therapies used by people with diabetes

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Fri 12th March 2021

"The penny dropped"

Professor Carel Le Roux on the NEJM paper that showed him why people with diabetes are disproportionately vulnerable to severe COVID-19.

Further learning

The full New England Journal of Medicine article can be accessed at: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2015432

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Wed 10th March 2021

Lessons learned

Learning from this pandemic will be vital in future crises. EASD President Professor Stefano Del Prato launches our new series of COVID-19 films.

Further learning

Learning from this pandemic will be vital in future crises. EASD President Professor Stefano Del Prato launches our new series of COVID-19 films.

Mon 11th May 2020

The long road back

Restarting clinics is essential to improving the lives of people with diabetes, says Professor Chantal Mathieu. But we need to do it right.

Fri 08th May 2020

Healthcare in the new normal

Better integration of primary care into healthcare systems will be essential to meeting the challenges of ‘the pandemic era’, argues Professor Pinar Topsever.

Wed 06th May 2020

After the deluge

Professor Xavier Cos gives a primary care perspective on the experience of COVID-19 in Spain and Italy, and calls for a better, broader understanding of healthcare in the future.

Mon 27th April 2020

Ward report

After a month spent working with COVID-19-positive diabetic patients in Stockholm, Professor Mikael Rydén reflects on some of the more puzzling aspects of the pandemic.

Wed 08th April 2020

Getting through it together

EASD President Professor Stefano Del Prato pays tribute to the work of diabetes healthcare professionals grappling with the pandemic and outlines how the EASD can support their efforts.

Wed 08th April 2020

A marathon, not a sprint

Self care and self compassion are essential if healthcare professionals are to cope with the stress of COVID-19 over the long haul, says Professor Frank Snoek.

Mon 06th April 2020

Staying safe and keeping well

Dr Pratik Choudhary shares some key pointers for people with type 1 diabetes on how to keep well during the COVID-19 crisis.

Thu 02nd April 2020

Keeping diabetes teams together

Professor Ketan Dhatariya explains why keeping diabetes teams intact is vital to the COVID-19 effort.

Wed 01st April 2020

Glucose sensors and paracetamol

Professor Pieter Gillard from Leuven, Belgium, gives a timely warning about the risk of false glucose sensor readings for people with diabetes who are taking paracetamol.

Further learning

For more on glucose sensors, visit our courses on Technology and type 1 diabetes

Wed 25th March 2020

New ways of providing care

COVID-19 is forcing us to change the way we work. Professor Chantal Mathieu from Leuven, Belgium, explains how video and teleconsulting is helping her diabetes centre meet the challenge.