Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society

Diabetes and COVID-19

Diabetes and COVID-19

The global coronavirus pandemic poses a serious threat to health, with a fatality rate of almost 2%. While for many (more than 80% of cases), COVID-19 is mild, with minimal flu-like symptoms, in close to 15% of cases it has been severe and in 5% of cases it has led to critical illness.

What can people with diabetes and their loved ones do?


Interview with Prof. Boulton, IDF President

Prof. Andrew Boulton, President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), held a Q&A interview on how COVID-19 affects people with diabetes and what they should do to prevent and manage the illness. Watch the video here.

SURVEY: Global views on COVID19

For Healthcare Professionals only: Dr. Yogini Chudasama & Prof. Kamlesh Khunti from the Diabetes Centre, University of Leicester, UK are collecting views to evaluate the global impact of COVID19 on care for individuals living with chronic diseases. 

Complete the survey here (2-3 minutes)

Home-based exercise against COVID19

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, governments in many countries have restricted the movement of their citizens, confining them to the home environment. Nevertheless, daily physical activity is an integral part of diabetes management and should be maintained.

Read the home-based exercise plan

Recorded webinar “diabetes in locked-in times”

The IDF South East Asia Region hosted a webinar on the management of diabetes and the link between diabetes and COVID-19, on Saturday 4th April 2020. Key speaker experts include Dr. Shashank Joshi, Dr. Sanjay Kalra, Dr. V. Mohan and Dr. Aravind Sosale.

Watch the webinar online

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Dear Valued MDES Members,

The Malaysian Diabetes Education Manual 2nd Edition was launched on 7th November 2020 during MDES Webinar 2020.

Please click on this link to download the manual.

Thank you.


MDES Executive Committee