Dr. Thomas Colletti
Covid has been devastating to the lives and well-being of so many people all over the world but in this study the emphasis will be placed on how its effects on the long-term health of those with diabetes. Diabetes in itself is a problem that has impacted people and their families greatly as it often shortens lives and limits the ability of a person to work or provide. While Covid is often thought of as a respiratory disease it is weakening the immune systems of those with already weakened immune systems. Those with metabolic problems due to their diabetes are now feeling the effect of a respiratory condition on their bodies and they compound each other. Identifying that covid is has a disproportionately greater effect on those with diabetes so that additional care and attention can be paid to those who need it is imperative. Already diabetes disproportionately affects those in a lower socioeconomic class and there is a great need for help with disease management and overall health in these populations. Given that covid-19 is relatively new the long-term effects can not clearly be identified yet. However, outlying where and what populations to keep a close eye on for trends is imperative so the proper attention and resources can be allocated appropriately.
O'Brien M. The Effects of Covid 19 on Diabetics Based on Socioeconomic Status. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2022; 4(4).
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