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Unmasking the Impact: How COVID-19 Affected Diabetes Control

Trends in Medical Research recently published article to explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on glycemic control in diabetic patients in North Al-Batinah, Oman. The study, conducted through a retrospective cross-sectional observational approach, analyzes clinical and laboratory parameters, focusing on HbA1c values from 2018 to 2021. Results reveal a significant decline in diabetes control during the pandemic, with uncontrolled diabetes increasing from 63.4% in 2018 to 70.4% in 2021. Factors such as age over 45 years, retinopathy, and insulin intake were identified as important contributors to uncontrolled diabetes. The study suggests that limited access to healthcare during the pandemic may have led to suboptimal care and increased challenges in managing diabetes, reflected in HbA1c values.

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