Sleep problems in patients with diabetes mellitus during the pandemic COVID-19: A systematic review

Boby Sinuraya, Sriyono, Ni Ketut Alit Armini, Dhania A. Santosa, Joel Rey Acob

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Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic have a negative impact on sleep in people with diabetes mellitus, which can lead to other health problems. The aimed of this study is to synthesize the available evidence regarding sleep problems in people with diabetes mellitus during the COVID-19 epidemic. Methods: We performed a systematic search of five databases: Science Direct, EBSCO, Scopus, Sage, and ProQuest, to identify previous studies. Studies that enrolled adults with diabetes mellitus, sleep problems, and COVID-19 were published between 2019 and 2021, and used English or Indonesian were included. Results: We identified 819 articles, and fourteen studies met the review's inclusion criteria. The prevalence of sleep disorders ranged from 19.2% to 74.2%. Sleep disturbances have been shown in the majority of studies to have an effect on glycemic control in people with diabetes during COVID-19 pandemic. Conclusions: Sleep disorders in people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic were caused by physiological factors and had a negative impact on glycaemic control. In summary, during the COVID-19 pandemic, sleep disturbances were extremely common in people with diabetes. To address sleep disturbances, specific health strategies should be implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14624-14635
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • diabetes mellitus
  • sleep disorders


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