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COVID-19: Adapting treatment plans and how to keep patients and physicians as safe as possible

Published Online: April 8th 2020

European Endocrinology Editor-in-Chief John Doupis provides a Greek perspective on the successes of the government in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. He discusses the adaptations patients and physicians are making to treatment plans, the pivotal role of telemedicine and how caregivers can keep family members and those they live with as safe as possible.

Questions

1. What is the current COVID-19 outbreak situation in Greece and how are the government managing the spread of the virus? (0:10)

2. How is the COVID-19 outbreak affecting consultations between patients and physicians, and what measures are in place to keep both parties as safe as possible? (1:17)

3. How does infection with COVID-19 affect the treatment plan for diabetic patients? (2:48)

4. What advice would you give to family members and caregivers of diabetic patients in this current situation? (3.30)

5. What have we learned from this experience, and how will this effect diabetes practice in the future? (4.25)

 

John Doupis has no conflicts of interest to declare in relation to this video.

Commissioned, edited and funded by Touch Medical Media

Published: 8 April 2020

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