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Abbott and the American Diabetes Association Launch Community Initiative to Advance Access to Diabetes Care and Technology

Last November, Abbott and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced the launch of their first joint community health partnership. The community initiative, which is the first program under the ADA’s Health Equity Now platform, will launch in Columbus, Ohio, and be conducted in partnership with the National Center for Urban Solutions (NCUS), a Columbus-based organization...
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Found in Translation: New Diabetes Guides Increase Accessibility for All

anne Peters As high-tech innovations improve diabetes management, patients in underserved communities can often lag behind. Addressing the need for more education, Anne Peters, MD, spearheaded a new project that has created easy-to-read guides that make diabetes education easily understood by underserved populations. Type 1 diabetes is a challenging condition for any patient to manage, but it...
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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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Carefully Considering Sex and Gender Differences Leads to More Rigorous, Relevant Research

Investigators should carefully consider sex and gender differences when conducting research, according to the authors of a paper recently published in Endocrine Reviews. The review, by Janet W. Rich-Edwards, PhD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, et al, makes the case that sex- and gender-informed perspective “increases rigor, promotes discovery, and expands the relevance...
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Researchers Compare Health Status, Rates of Cardiometabolic Disease Between Transgender Adults and Cisgender Adults

Significant differences in health status and cardiometabolic health exist between transgender adults and cisgender adults in the United States, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers led by Natalie J. Nokoff, MD, of the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, point out that 0.5 percent...