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At the end of 2019, a novel coronavirus (a specific virus that causes human and animal disease) was identified as the cause of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei Province of China. It rapidly spread thereafter, resulting in an epidemic throughout China, with quick spread globally, affecting now nearly every continent. Understanding of this novel coronavirus is still evolving.

COVID-19 and diabetes

05 March, 2020
COVID-19 is a new and potentially serious coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern.
People living with diabetes reflect on how they've adapted to the changing circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic. The post Life during a pandemic: personal perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 appeared first on Diabetes Voice.
The IDF North American Region spans 29 countries and territories and is home to 48 million people with diabetes. COVID-19 has impacted the region in many ways. The post COVID-19 and diabetes: perspectives from North America and the Caribbean appeared first on Diabetes Voice.
The IDF European Region spans 44 countries and territories and is home to 59 million people with diabetes. COVID-19 has impacted the region in many ways. The post COVID-19 and diabetes: perspectives from Europe appeared first on Diabetes Voice.
The IDF South and Central America Region spans 20 countries and territories and is home to over 31 million people with diabetes. COVID-19 has impacted the region in many ways. The post COVID-19 and diabetes: perspectives from South and Central America appeared first on Diabetes Voice.
The IDF South-East Asia Region is home to over 87 million people with diabetes. COVID-19 has impacted the region in many ways. The post COVID-19 and diabetes: perspectives from South-East Asia appeared first on Diabetes Voice.
The lockdown in Sri Lanka has disrupted access to insulin for people with type 1 diabetes. Young volunteers have led the response to help those in need. The post #SaveaLifeCovid-19SL: tackling lockdown to provide essential diabetes supplies in Sri Lanka appeared first on Diabetes Voice.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

10 MARCH, 2020
The CDC has determined that COVID-19 is a serious public health threat—and older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, are at a higher risk of experiencing complications and getting very sick from it.