Diabetes in humanitarian settings - useful resources


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Articles and publications

  • Dead Sea Declaration and Call to Action on Refugees and Diabetes
  • Declaration of the International Conference on Refugees and Diabetes (in Arabic)
  • Kaufman FR, Devgan S: An increase in newly onset IDDM admissions following the Los Angeles earthquake. Diabetes Care 1995;18(3):422.
  • Salman S, Sengul AM, Salman F, Ozer E, Gursoy N, Hatun S, Karsidag K, Dinccag N, Satman I, 
  • Yilmaz MT: Influence of earthquake on the quality of life of patients with type 1 diabetes. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2001;55(2):16
  • Agyemang C et al. Relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and diabetes among 105 180 asylum seekers in the Netherlands. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 22, Issue 5, 1 October 2012, Pages 658–662,
  • Miller AC, Arquilla B. Chronic renal insufficiency and diabetes mellitus following disasters: a model for reform. Prehosp. Disaster Med. 22(2), s127 (2007)
  • Greenough P, Lappi M, Hsu E et al. Burden of disease and health status among Hurricane Katrina– displaced persons in shelters: a population-based cluster sample. Ann. Emerg. Med. 51, 426 –432 (2008).
  • Brodie M, Weltzien E, Altman D et al. Experiences of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Houston shelters: implications for future planning. Am. J.Public Health 96, 1402–1408 (2006)
  • Vest JR, Valadez AM. Health conditions and risk factors of sheltered persons displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Prehosp. Disaster Med.21, 55–58 (2006).
  • Gulitz E, Carrington L. Planning for disaster
  • : sheltering persons with special needs. Am.J. Pub. Health, 80, 879–880 (1990)
  • Kirizuka K, Nishizaki H, Kohriyama K et al. Influences of the Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake on glycemic control in diabetic patients. Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract.36(3), 193–196 (1997)
  • Larco N, Charles R. Solidarity with Haiti: the global diabetes response. Diabetes Voice, Volume 55, Issue 1, June 2010. 


  • Diabetes project for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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