May 7, 2020
Over 87 million people are living with diabetes in the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) South-East (SEA) Region, which comprises of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mauritius, Maldives and Sri Lanka. 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 SEA Region Chair, Dr. Shashank Joshi, 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.