In-patient Care for People with COVID-19 and Diabetes in Myanmar


  • Aye Aye Aung University of Medicine, Mandalay
  • Ko Ko University of Medicine 2, Yangon
  • Khin Saw Than University of Medicine 1, Yangon
  • Aung Ko Ko University of Medicine, Mandalay
  • Myo Thet Naing University of Medicine, Mandalay



recommendations, in-patient, Myanmar


These recommendations are synthesized from international references coupled with expert advice from endocrinologists and doctors caring for patients with COVID-19, to help guide physicians in Myanmar in managing persons with diabetes who are admitted.


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Author Biographies

Aye Aye Aung, University of Medicine, Mandalay

President, Myanmar Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Department of Endocrinology

30th Street, between 73rd and 74th Street, Chan Aye Thar Zan Township,
Mandalay, Myanmar
Tel. No.: +95 92024013
E-mail: profsmaaa@gmail

Ko Ko, University of Medicine 2, Yangon

Department of Endocrinology

Khin Saw Than, University of Medicine 1, Yangon

Department of Endocrinology

Aung Ko Ko, University of Medicine, Mandalay

Department of Medicine

Myo Thet Naing, University of Medicine, Mandalay

Department of Medicine


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How to Cite

Aung, A. A., Ko, K., Than, K. S., Ko, A. K., & Naing, M. T. (2020). In-patient Care for People with COVID-19 and Diabetes in Myanmar. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 35(1), 26–28.



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