April 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting almost every country in the world. The latest figures indicate that over 1.4 million people have contracted the virus. In response to the pandemic, governments in many countries have restricted the movement of their citizens, confining them to the home environment and disrupting the daily lives of billions of people. People with chronic conditions like diabetes appear to be more vulnerable to the severe effects of the virus.
We asked people with diabetes from all corners of the globe, members of the IDF Blue Circle Voices and Young Leaders in Diabetes networks, to share their testimonies of how COVID-19 has impacted their daily lives. How have they coped with the restrictions that have been put in place? What have they done differently to stay healthy and safe and manage their condition effectively? Do they feel their government has done enough to help people with diabetes?