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Management of diabetes mellitus through teleconsultation during COVID-19 and similar scenarios - Guidelines from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) expert group.
Sarveswaran, Gokul; Rangamani, Sukanya; Ghosh, Amerta; Bhansali, Anil; Dharmalingam, Mala; Unnikrishnan, Ambika Gopalakrishnan; Kishore Vikram, Naval; Mathur, Prashant; Misra, Anoop.
  • Sarveswaran G; ICMR - National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), Bengaluru, Karnataka, 562 110, India. Electronic address: gokuls.ncdir@icmr.gov.in.
  • Rangamani S; ICMR - National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), Bengaluru, Karnataka, 562 110, India. Electronic address: sukanya@ncdirindia.org.
  • Ghosh A; Diabetology, Fortis C-DOC Center of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases, and Endocrinology, New Delhi, 110 048, India. Electronic address: dramritaghosh@outlook.com.
  • Bhansali A; Department of Endocrinology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, 160 012, India. Electronic address: anilbhansaliendocrine@gmail.com.
  • Dharmalingam M; Department of Endocrinology, M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560 054, India. Electronic address: drmaladharmalingam@gmail.com.
  • Unnikrishnan AG; Chellaram Diabetes Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, 411 021, India. Electronic address: unnikrishnanag@gmail.com.
  • Kishore Vikram N; Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, 110 029, India. Electronic address: navalvikram@gmail.com.
  • Mathur P; ICMR - National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), Bengaluru, Karnataka, 562 110, India. Electronic address: director-ncdir@icmr.gov.in.
  • Misra A; Fortis C-DOC Center of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases, and Endocrinology, New Delhi, 110 048, India. Electronic address: anoopmisra@gmail.com.
Diabetes Metab Syndr ; 15(5): 102242, 2021.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1397297
ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION:

Emergence of COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased use of telemedicine in health care delivery. Telemedicine facilitates long-term clinical care for monitoring and prevention of complications of diabetes mellitus. GUIDELINES Precise indications for teleconsultation, clinical care services which can be provided, and good clinical practices to be followed during teleconsultation are explained. Guidance on risk assessment and health education for diabetes risk factors, counselling for blood glucose monitoring, treatment compliance, and prevention of complications are described.

CONCLUSION:

The guidelines will help physicians in adopting teleconsultation for management of diabetes mellitus, facilitate access to diabetes care and improve health outcomes.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Remote Consultation / Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / COVID-19 Type of study: Clinical Practice Guide / Qualitative research / Risk factors Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: Diabetes Metab Syndr Year: 2021 Document Type: Article

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Remote Consultation / Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / COVID-19 Type of study: Clinical Practice Guide / Qualitative research / Risk factors Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: Diabetes Metab Syndr Year: 2021 Document Type: Article