:: Volume 8, Issue 3 (8-2020) ::
J Diabetes Nurs 2020, 8(3): 1131-1136 Back to browse issues page
Role of Self-Care in Diabetic Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic
Moradali Zareipour, Ehsan Movahed, Mohammad Saeed Jadgal * , Sahar Zamaniahari
Department of Public Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran , jadgal15@gmail.com
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People with diabetes are at higher risk of COVID-19 since the mortality rate of COVID-19 in diabetic patients is reported to be 9.2%, while this rate in healthy individuals is 1.4%. Therefore, self-care against COVID-19 should be an inevitable part of the daily lives of diabetic patients as it is the fastest and cheapest way to protect them from Covid-19. Self-care against COVID-19 in diabetic patients has two aspects, namely general self-care and specific self-care. People with diabetes should feel responsible for the health of themselves and their community, and this sense of responsibility is fulfilled through general and specific self-care. Therefore, diabetics should consider self-care as an important part of their daily activities to control and prevent complications and mortality due to COVID-19.
Keywords: Self-care, Diabetes, COVID-19.
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Type of Study: Letter to Editor | Subject: Diabetic nursing care plane
Received: 2020/09/29 | Accepted: 2020/08/31 | Published: 2020/11/7


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