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Factors Other than Gestational Weight Gain Linked to Metabolic Complications of Pregnancy

Factors other than how much weight a woman gains during pregnancy may contribute to metabolic complications such as gestational diabetes (GDM), according to a paper recently published in Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers led by Fernanda L. Alvarado, MD, of the Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass., point out...
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Culture Clashes: How COVID-19 Heightened Awareness of Treating Vulnerable Populations

From a distrust of authorities to language and cultural barriers, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare some uncomfortable facts about treating some of the most vulnerable populations. Caregivers and healthcare professionals need to be acutely aware of how to deal with these patients by overcoming several obstacles from language barriers to accepted cultural norms. Last...
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Multi-Ethnic Study Finds Diabetes Complications Differ Across Minority Groups

Previous research on this topic has been limited to white populations Asian, Hispanic, and Black people with diabetes differ in their development of complications like kidney failure and heart disease depending on their disease profile, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Disparities in diabetes research, treatment,...
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Addressing Health Disparities in Diabetes Requires a Broader Look at Systemic Racism

Poor social conditions caused by systemic racism contribute to health disparities in people with diabetes, according to a paper published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Minorities are disproportionately affected by diabetes because of poor social conditions that contribute to negative health outcomes such as poverty, unsafe housing, lack of access to healthy food and safe physical activity, and inadequate employment...