Opinion Review
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2021.
World J Diabetes. Mar 15, 2021; 12(3): 198-205
Published online Mar 15, 2021. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v12.i3.198
Table 1 Common risk factors for diabetes and adverse outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019
Common risk factors
Glucose intolerance
Non-White ethnicity
Lower socioeconomic status
Chronic kidney disease
Table 2 Potential interventions to reduce health inequality and rate of diabetes increase
Potential interventions
National programmes to improve the nation’s health focus on improved diet and physical activity
Green solutions to transport/energy
“Fat/Sugar tax” and use funds to subsidise healthy food
Reduce licensing of unhealthy eating places in poorer areas
Minimum alcohol unit pricing
Tackle advertising of calorie dense foods to children and prevent sponsorship of sports by unhealthy food companies
Education for children to increase physical activity in and improve knowledge of healthy living in schools
Improve culturally appropriate interventions to educate people living with long term conditions