Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected two vital sectors: the economy and health. Subsequently, people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) face the dilemma of risking having a severe prognosis or non-compliance treatment. Aim: This study determines the relationship problems between the economic aspects and compliance behaviour in T2DM patients during the pandemic and how community health centres solve them. Methods: Data were collected from interviews with 20 T2DM patients and nine health workers in the Central Bogor region. The data were transcribed verbatim and analysed thematically. Results: Most patients tended to prioritise their economic condition. Besides, the community health centre has innovated an internet-based health service with particular policies to solve the problems. Conclusion: Economic pressure due to the COVID-19 pandemic has changed patients’ mindsets. Community health centres respond with particular policies to sustain patient treatment adherence.
- Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus