Report from Tribunnews Journalist, Fitri Wulandari
TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – During the corona virus pandemic (Covid-19), the prevalence rate of sufferers diabetes reached 6.2 percent when compared to the previous year.
According to data from the International Diabetes Federation in 2020, the number of people with type 2 diabetes continues to increase in various countries.
Meanwhile, Indonesia ranks 7th out of 10 countries with the highest number of diabetics.
The percentage of diabetes attacks will reach 18 million in 2020.
This figure has increased by 6.2 percent when compared to the previous year.
Meanwhile, according to recent research conducted by the response team Covid-19 in Indonesia, the mortality rate for diabetic patients infected with COVID-19 has increased 8.3 times compared to people without diabetes.
Chairman of the Indonesian Diabetes Association (Persadia) for the Jakarta, Bogor, Bekasi and Depok regions, Prof. Dr. Mardi Santoso, said that this disease is very dangerous because it can lead to complications if it is not controlled through lifestyle changes.
“Diabetes needs to be controlled and considered regularly because it can cause various complications such as complications in important organs of the body, such as the eyes, heart, kidneys and brain,” said Prof. New Normal Era ‘, Tuesday (6/4/2021).
He then mentioned other risks that could be caused diabetes which has the potential to make sufferers have to lose their legs.