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Diabetes and the COVID-19 pandemic – published online 23/11/2022

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Kamlesh Khunti, Jonathan Valabhji, Shivani Misra

People living with diabetes are at greater risk of hospitalisation and death following severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. In addition, the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted healthcare delivery for people living with diabetes. In this issue, Khunti et al ( summarise the evidence on the acute impact of COVID-19 on people with diabetes, including data on the occurrence of new-onset diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis, and the wider impact of the pandemic on healthcare services. The authors conclude by presenting recommendations for prioritising patients with diabetes during the pandemic recovery phase. The figures from this review are available as a downloadable slideset

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