Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on HbA management and results in pediatric and adult outpatients with diabetes.

Publication date: Apr 01, 2023

Diabetes mellitus intensify the risks and complications related to COVID-19 infection. A major effect of the pandemic has been a drastic reduction of in-person visits. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HbA management and results among pediatric and adult outpatients with diabetes, considering the laboratory and point-of-care testing (POCT) HbA measurements. Observational retrospective study including patients from pediatric and adult diabetes units was conducted. HbA results obtained in the laboratory and POCT over 3 years (2019-2021) were collected from the laboratory information system. After the lockdown, the number of HbA plummeted. Children returned soon to routine clinical practice. The number of HbA increased gradually in adults, especially in POCT. Globally, HbA results were lower in children compared with adults (p

Concepts Keywords
Adults COVID-19
Diabetes diabetes mellitus
Pandemic telemedicine


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19 pandemic
disease MESH Diabetes mellitus
disease MESH complications
disease MESH infection

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