May 7, 2020
Over 31 million people are living with diabetes in the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) South and Central America (SACA) Region, which includes 20 countries and territories. These countries have not been spared by the COVID-19 pandemic and, like in other parts of the world, various restrictive measures have been put in place by the national authorities to prevent the spread of the virus.
People with diabetes and health professionals in the region have been impacted in many ways. We asked IDF SACA Region Chair, Dr. Douglas Villarroel 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.