Table 5

Impact of the COVID-19 situation on diabetes medication rationing (past month)*, overall and by diabetes type

Total
n=667
T1DM
120 (17.99%)
T2DM
547 (82.01%)
P value†
Rationed to make diabetes medication(s) supply last longer
Yes111 (16.64)16 (13.33)95 (17.37)0.28
Rationed to avoid hypoglycaemia
Yes112 (16.79)19 (15.83)93 (17.00)0.76
  • n (%) are presented.

  • *Data collected from 21 to 28 April 2020.

  • †Item responses were compared between individuals with T1DM and T2DM. P values were computed using two-sample Z tests for proportions.

  • T1DM, type 1 diabetes mellitus; T2DM, type 2 diabetes mellitus.