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How to manage the IVF during COVID-19 pandemic among diabetic females: a scientific perspective

Mahdya A Bukhari, Sarah Saud Sibai, Ahmed M El Malky
Clin Diabetol 2020;9(6):372-377.


Diabetes is a challenging clinical problem facing ob-stetricians and gynecologists when it comes to in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). During the COVID-19 pandemic we are living nowadays, COVID-19 becomes a new superimposing challenge for diabetic females need IVF-ET procedures.
The persistent lock-down of diabetic health facilities already advised by numerous organizations and con-tributing to challenging diabetes treatment is harmful to the whole population and in particular to patients with infertilities. Around 0.3% of all babies born last year were conceived with IVF-ET therapies worldwide. We recommend remedies to foresee more delicate infertility cases so as to prepare for a resumption of temporarily suspended fertility treatment.. In an age of crucial challenges for our national health services, complication prevention and tension management can help competent agencies and health providers identify patients that should be preferred to begin fertility treatment in a healthy environment.
What we consider as a possible possibility is the gradual restart of IVF, which needs many measures for diabetic patients. The problem of restarting IVF installations after the current lockdown is real since each nation follows a certain recovery curve. Especially as a result of silent dissemination, attention should be provided to COVID-19 infection among patients and health-care staff after the restart of IVF therapy. 

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