NIH study shows big improvement in diabetes control over past decades
"We did not asses why some people were less likely to meet these goals, but we can speculate on some reasons for these results. Younger people generally see healthcare professionals less often for diabetes management, perhaps because they have fewer resources, or they may think meeting the goals is not important because of their overall better health. For the racial, ethnic disparities that we found, lower income and education, lack of health insurance, and access to care may make it harder for some of these people to achieve the goals."
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First author Sarah Stark Casagrande, Ph.D., an epidemiologist from Social & Scientific Systems Inc., Silver Spring, Md., whose work is supported by NIH, says some disparities remain among young people and certain minorities. Transcript