Report on Racial Disparities in Hospitalized Patients with Hyperglycemia and Diabetes

J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 6 January 2016 Context: A higher prevalence of diabetes-related complications is reported in minority populations; however, it is not known if there are racial disparities in diabetes care and outcomes in hospitalized patients. Objective: To determine the association between hyperglycemia, in patients with and without DM (non-DM), and complications among different racial groups. … […]

Association of Lipopolysaccharide-Binding Protein With Aging-Related Adiposity Change and Prediabetes Among African Ancestry Men

Diabetes Care, 30&#160December 2015 OBJECTIVE Cross-sectional studies suggest that lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) may be associated with obesity and metabolic disorders. However, prospective studies examining LBP are lacking. This prospective study investigated the association between LBP and metabolic abnormalities in 580 African ancestry men (mean age, 59.1 ± 10.5 years). … CONCLUSIONS LBP may be a marker of […]

Diabetes Among Asians and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders — United States, 2011–2014

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep, 20 November 2015 Asians and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) are fast-growing U.S. minority populations at high risk for type 2 diabetes. Although national studies have described diabetes prevalence, incidence, and risk factors among Asians and NHPIs compared with non-Hispanic whites, little is known about state-level diabetes prevalence among these […]

Comparing Type 2 Diabetes, Prediabetes, and Their Associated Risk Factors in Asian Indians in India and in the U.S.: The CARRS and MASALA Studies

Diabetes Care, July2015 OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes and the associated risk factors in two Asian Indian populations living in different environments. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We performed cross-sectional analyses, using representative samples of 2,305 Asian Indians aged 40–84 years living in Chennai, India, from the Centre for cArdiometabolic Risk Reduction […]

Urban Diabetes Care and Outcomes Summary Report, Audit Years 2010–2014: Aggregate Results from Urban Indian Health Organizations

Urban Indian Health Institute, March 2015 Diabetes Mellitus is a major public health problem among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), and the prevalence of diabetes among AI/AN adults is twice that of non-Hispanic white adults. In an effort to reduce the burden of diabetes among AI/ANs, Congress established the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) […]

Cuida Tu Don de la Salud

Cuida Tu Don de la Salud es una iniciativa pensada en ti para que puedas acceder a la última información y a otros recursos para el manejo de tu diabetes tipo 2. Ha sido desarrollada por Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., una de las compañías líderes en la investigación y desarrollo de medicamentos para el tratamiento […]

Lessons from Medicare Advantage on Effective Treatment of Diabetes

Better Medicare Alliance, 18 February 2015 Dr. Gary Puckrein, President & CEO, National Minority Quality Forum The scourge of diabetes is well known to all of us in the health care community, especially among those of us who work with minority populations. Approximately, one-quarter of the Medicare population has Type 2 diabetes, and the numbers […]

Ethnic Differences in Geriatric Conditions and Diabetes Complications Among Older, Insured Adults With Diabetes: The Diabetes and Aging Study

J Aging Health, August 2015 Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate ethnic differences in burden of prevalent geriatric conditions and diabetic complications among older, insured adults with diabetes.… Discussion: Among these insured older adults, ethnic health patterns varied substantially; differences were frequently small and rates were often better among select minority groups, […]

The National Program to Eliminate Diabetes-Related Disparities in Vulnerable Populations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds the National Program to Eliminate Diabetes-Related Disparities in Vulnerable Populations, a five-year cooperative agreement to reduce health disparities associated with type 2 diabetes. What Are Diabetes-Related Health Disparities? Diabetes affects over 29 million people, or 9% of the population, in the United States. It is the […]

Sedentary behavior and prevalent diabetes in Non-Latino Whites, Non-Latino Blacks and Latinos: findings from the National Health Interview Survey

J Public Health (2014) Background Sedentary behavior is associated with type II diabetes, though little is known about prevalence of this behavior across racial/ethnic groups or how it may contribute to disparities in diabetes prevalence. In this study, we examined the association between sedentary behavior and diabetes in a diverse data set, and explored whether […]

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