[Diabetes control and visits to the family doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic: a multicenter study in primary care].

Publication date: Dec 02, 2023

To determine whether in patients with type 2 diabetes (DM2) the changes in their relationship with family doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person (iPC) and telematic (TC) consultations, were associated with control of their disease. Multicentric study of retrospective follow-up. Seven health centers in Tenerife, Spain. 3543 patients with DM2. Sex, age, iPC, TC and DM2 control using glycosylated hemoglobin (A1c) during the period 2019-2021. Logistic regression models were fitted with DM2 control as an effect, and with the other measurements as independent variables. 50% were women. 38% were less than 65 years old. A1c was measured in 84% of patients in 2019, 68% in 2020, and 77% in 2021. 58. 4% had good control in 2019, 46. 1% in 2020, and 50. 3% in 2021. Median iPC were 7 in 2019, 4 in 2020 and 5 in 2021 (p

Concepts Keywords
Diabetes Consultas presenciales
Dm2 Consultas telemáticas
Doctors COVID-19
Diabetes tipo 2
Frequent consultations
In-person consultation
Telematic consultation
Type 2 diabetes


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19 pandemic
disease MESH type 2 diabetes

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