Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and diabetes have major impacts on the health
of the population across the world. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people with diabetes
have been identified to be more vulnerable to infection and at greater risk for hospitalization.
As diabetes is one of the major health issues in Saudi Arabia, the current study describes the
perspectives of COVID-19 in people with diabetes and the steps taken by the government to minimize
its impact. Most patients with COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia experience mild illness, while people
with diabetes are at increased risk of disease severity and mortality. The government of Saudi
Arabia has taken several measures to control and mitigate the effect of the pandemic, as the Saudi
population is gradually returning back to normal life. However, currently, there are limited studies
from Saudi Arabia on COVID-19 among people with diabetes and the effectiveness of interventions.
We emphasize the necessity for comprehensive research, which would provide a better understanding
of the incidence of COVID-19 and its association with diabetes to develop evidence-
based programs and policies in the country.