• Shared decision-making, optimism can reduce racial inequities in diabetes technology

    10 days ago - By Healio

    A lack of shared decision-making between providers and patients can contribute to racial-ethnic inequity in use of diabetes technology for Black and Hispanic young adults with type 1 diabetes, according to study data.
    “Our study is the first to show deeper provider-level factors that need to be modified to reduce inequities in technology use and outcomes among underrepresented young adults with type 1 diabetes,” Shivani Agarwal, MD, MPH, an assistant professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and director of the Supporting Emerging Adults with Diabetes program at
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  • Interventions needed to improve quality of life for underserved Black adults with diabetes

    Interventions needed to improve quality of life for underserved Black adults with diabetes

    10 days ago - By Healio

    Patient-centered interventions may help Black adults with type 2 diabetes living in inner cities overcome various cultural and environmental barriers to care, according to study findings.
    “African American patients with type 2 diabetes living within distressed inner cities experience multidimensional adversity across levels of influence that have significant impact on quality of life and clinical outcomes,” Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS, professor of medicine, inaugural Milwaukee community chair in health equity research, and chief of the division of general internal medicine at the
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