August 26, 2020
COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of millions of people around the world. At the time of writing, approaching 24 million people have contracted the virus and, worryingly, the numbers are on the rise again in many countries. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Diabetes Voice has reported on the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has had on people living with diabetes, featuring testimonies on how the virus has affected their daily lives and what they have had to do to stay safe, healthy and, as far as possible, in control of their condition.
People with diabetes are more vulnerable to the severe effects of COVID-19. In many countries, a large number of deaths attributed to the virus have been in people living with the condition. However, many people with diabetes have been infected with the virus and made a healthy recovery. Tazul Islam from Bangladesh is one of them. Living with type 1 diabetes since 2010 and a mentor for the IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes programme, he shares his experience of contracting and recovering from COVID-19.