Diabetes

Receipt of recommended services among patients with selected disabling conditions and diabetes

Kevin J. Bennett, Ph.D., Suzanne McDermott, Ph.D., Joshua R. Mann, M.D., James Hardin, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 58–64 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.09.001   Background Receiving recommended services for patients with diabetes is associated with improved outcomes and reduced morbidity. People with diabetes who also have a condition associated with disability represent one group that is… Read More »»

Quality of diabetes care for adults with physical disabilities in Kansas

Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Hayley Stolzle, M.P.H., Ana Carolina Sella, Ph.D., Theresa I. Shireman, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 34–40, January 2012 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.09.003   Abstract Background Similar to health disparities found among racial and ethnic minority groups, individuals with physical disabilities experience a greater risk for diabetes than those without disabilities.… Read More »»

Racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare use, delayed care, and management of diabetes mellitus in older adults in California

Kim G, Ford KL, Chiriboga DA, Sorkin DH.  Center for Mental Health and Aging, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487, USA. Giyeon.Kim@ua.edu.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Dec;60(12):2319-25. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12003. Epub 2012 Nov 29. This study examined racial and ethnic differences in healthcare use, delayed care, and management of care of older adults with a… Read More »»

Health Promotion Resources: Diabetes

American Diabetes Association–Diabetes Camps Contact URL http://www.diabetes.org/communityprograms-and- localevents/diabetescamps.jsp   American Diabetes Association—Diabetes Expo Contact URL http://www.diabetes.org/communityprograms-and- localevents/diabetesexpo.jsp   American Diabetes Association—Step Out to Fight Diabetes Contact URL http://main.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=OUT_homepage   American Diabetes Association—Step Up to Fight Diabetes Contact URL http://main.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=UP_homepage   American Diabetes Association–Tour de Cure Contact URL http://tour.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=TC_homepage

Diabetes among adults with cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no cognitive disabilities.

Using a retrospective analysis of data from the 2006 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS), we assessed the health status of working-age adults with cognitive limitations in comparison to adults with no disability (unweighted N  =  27,116; weighted N  =  240,343,457). Adults with cognitive limitations had a significantly higher prevalence of diabetes than did adults with… Read More »»

A community integration approach to social determinants of health in New Mexico.

Lifestyle and Values Impacting Diabetes Awareness (LA VIDA), a community-based diabetes intervention program targeting Hispanics in southwestern New Mexico, addresses social determinants of health by utilizing promotores and collaborating with community partners and health care providers. Using a mixed-methods approach, a program evaluation documented the promotores’ crucial role in providing social support, contributing to social… Read More »»

A community integration approach to social determinants of health in New Mexico.

Lifestyle and Values Impacting Diabetes Awareness (LA VIDA), a community-based diabetes intervention program targeting Hispanics in southwestern New Mexico, addresses social determinants of health by utilizing promotores and collaborating with community partners and health care providers. Using a mixed-methods approach, a program evaluation documented the promotores’ crucial role in providing social support, contributing to social… Read More »»

Racial and ethnic differences in diabetes mellitus among people with and without psychiatric disorders: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.

OBJECTIVE:   This study examined racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in a nationally representative sample of adults with and without common psychiatric disorders. METHOD:  Data were drawn from Wave 2 of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (N=34,653). Logistic regression models adjusting for sociodemographic variables and diabetes risk factors were… Read More »»

Reporting diet-related health issues through newspapers: portrayal of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.

This study identifies (i) the extent to which newsprint media communicate to their readers the lifestyle factors associated with the development of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes and (ii) newspaper portrayal of social determinants affecting onset of disease. A content analysis of five leading UK national newspapers and their Sunday equivalents was conducted over… Read More »»

Social capital and glucose control.

There is a growing diabetes epidemic in the United States and if we are to halt its progress we need to better understand the social determinants of this disease and its control. Social capital, which has been associated with general health and mortality, may be one important mediator of glucose control. In this study we… Read More »»