May 15, 2020
An estimated 48 million people are living with diabetes in the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) North America and Caribbean (NAC) Region, which covers 29 countries and territories. Over 1.5 millions cases of COVID-19 have been recorded across the region and various restrictive measures have been put in place by national authorities to manage and prevent the spread of the virus.
People with diabetes and health professionals in the region have been impacted in many ways. We asked IDF NAC Region Chair, Dr. Timotheus Dorh to share his insights on what the impact has been and how, in the longer term, COVID-19 will shape the lives of people with diabetes and health professionals in the region.