An Introduction to COVID-19
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The impact on the medical community has been huge, not only on the front-line but also for patients navigating treatment for endocrine conditions during this unprecedented situation.
The touchENDOCRINOLOGY expert faculty have been sharing their experiences and advice during this challenging time through video interviews and short articles.
Stefano Del Prato, EASD 2020 – Planning a virtual meeting
We were delighted to speak with EASD President Prof. Stefano Del Prato (University of Pisa and University Hospital of Pisa) ahead of this year’s virtual meeting to hear how the meeting has been adapted to a virtual format. Questions 1. How did you go about planning for virtual EASD?(00:05) 2. What key features are you […]
Challenges in Women with Diabetes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
European Endocrinology. 2020;16(2):Online ahead of journal publication
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has spread rapidly to become a global health threat. The disease is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), a novel β-coronavirus that belongs to a family of enveloped RNA viruses, the coronaviruses.1 While some of the coronaviruses cause common flu, other strains, such as SARS-CoV, Middle East respiratory syndrome […]
Kevin Sayer: Supporting Patients During COVID-19
It was a pleasure to speak to Kevin Sayer about the advances in continuous glucose monitoring systems and how these, combined with telemedicine, are helping to optimise support for patients remotely during COVID-19. Questions 1. Please summarise the role of telehealth and the benefits of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) during the COVID-19 pandemic (0:06) 2. […]
COVID-19: New ways of providing care
COVID-19 is forcing us to change the way we work. Professor Chantal Mathieu from Leuven, Belgium, explains how video and teleconsulting is helping her diabetes centre meet the challenge. Support: Published in collaboration with the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Published: 15 April 2020
Obesity, diabetes and COVID-19: Challenges and how to keep safe
Dr Osama Hamdy, Harvard Medical School, discusses the greater risk to patients with obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and related health issues, extra precautions to take and the impact COVID-19 is having on clinical practice. Questions 1. How do obesity and cardiovascular problems affect an individual’s susceptibility to COVID-19? (0:10) 2. In the USA, how is […]
COVID-19: Adapting treatment plans and how to keep patients and physicians as safe as possible
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. […]
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