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Commentary on: Khunti K, Feldman EL, Laiteerapong N, Parker W, Routen A, Peek M. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Ethnic Minority Groups With Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2022 Aug 9:dc212495. doi: 10.2337/dc21-2495. Epub ahead of print.
Implications for practice and research
There is a dire need for further studies looking into the effect of ethnicity on COVID-19 outcomes in people with diabetes hailing from lower-income and middle-income countries.
Ethnic disparities in diabetes care and outcomes should be urgently acknowledged and addressed by governments and policy-makers worldwide.
Diabetes mellitus and ethnicity have emerged as independent risk factors for poor prognosis in COVID-19 ever since the inception of the pandemic.1–5 Nevertheless, few studies have looked into the combined effects of both diabetes mellitus and ethnicity on COVID-19 …
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