Los retos del cuidado de las personas con diabetes durante el estado de emergencia nacional por covid-19 en lima, perú: Recomendaciones para la atención primaria

Translated title of the contribution: Healthcare challenges for people with diabetes during the national state of emergency due to covid-19 in lima, peru: Primary healthcare recommendations

M. Amalia Pesantes, Maria Lazo-Porras, Maria Kathia Cárdenas, Francisco Diez-Canseco, Jessica Hanae Tanaka-Zafra, Rodrigo M.carrillo-Larco, Antonio Bernabé-Ortiz, Germán Málaga, J. Jaime Miranda

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Abstract

Patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus, who then become infected with SARS-CoV-2, are at greater risk of developing complications from COVID-19, which may even lead to death. Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires continuous contact with healthcare facilities; therefore, this type of patients should have regular access to medicines, tests and appointments with healthcare personnel. In Peru, care and treatment continuity have been affected since the national state of emergency due to COVID-19 began; because many healthcare facilities suspended outpatient consultations. The strategies presented in this study were developed by different Peruvian health providers in the pandemic context to ensure care continuity for people with diabetes. This article provides recommendations to strengthen primary healthcare, because it is the first level of healthcare contact for patients with diabetes.

Translated title of the contributionHealthcare challenges for people with diabetes during the national state of emergency due to covid-19 in lima, peru: Primary healthcare recommendations
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)541-546
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

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