Disparities in Diabetes Care

Even when they are cared for by the same doctor, black Americans who suffer from diabetes are less likely than their white counterparts to bring the illness under control, a study released Monday showed. The patients, who were all treated in eastern Massachusetts, were tested for low density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad” cholesterol that leads to clogged arteries; hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C), which measures blood glucose control over time; and blood pressure. “White patients were more likely than black patients to reach commonly accepted benchmarks for controlled levels” of all three, the study showed. Read more in the article posted on AFP.


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