AADA's Diabetes News is a weekly news update on diabetes, diversity in health care, and individual and organizational work to reduce healthcare disparities, improve and optimize care delivery, and improve access to care. Our Diabetes News Update will not only emphasize disparities and challenges; it will also emphasize the progress made in diabetes care.
Diabetes News and African Americans
Structural Racism and Diabetes Care
Structural racism and geographic inequity are advancing the global crisis of diabetes, leaving people with diabetes 50% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and twice as likely to die compared to those without diabetes, especially among minority populations.
Diabetes and Heart Disease
African American and Hispanic adults with Type 2 diabetes covered by Alabama Medicaid were less likely than white adults to have follow-up...
The Black and White of the Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)
Black Patients with ICDs Experience Higher Disease Burden than White Patients Black patients in the United States with nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) and an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) experienced a significantly higher burden of disease than White patients with the same device, according to new research.
Low Blood Sugar and Eye Health
Researchers Unravel Why Episodes of Low Blood Sugar Worsen Eye Disease in People with Diabetes. People with diabetes who experience periods of low blood sugar — a common occurrence in those new to blood sugar management — are more likely to have worsening diabetic eye disease. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have linked such low blood sugar levels with a molecular pathway that is turned on in oxygen-starved cells in the eye.