Hani S. Shalabi
Internal Medicine Department, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Research Article   
    Effect on diabetes standard of care 2 years after COVID pandemic
    Author(s): Hani S. Shalabi* Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder requiring long-term management to prevent complications. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted healthcare systems globally, necessitating adaptations in care delivery. This study explores the impact of the pandemic on DM care standards from 2019 to 2022 by examining process and outcome indicators. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using a quantitative approach, analyzing 12 indicators of DM care standards among 9,423 adult patients diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus attending an outpatient medical clinic. Results: The results indicated consistently high scores for creatinine/ eGFR tests and low scores for referrals to clinic nutritionists. The lipid profile check-up indicator displayed a declinin.. Read More» DOI: 10.54931/AJDM-31.3.1.

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