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What Does a New Health Technology Landscape Mean for Hispanic/Latino People With Diabetes?

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posted on 2023-04-14, 15:05 authored by Jorge A. Rodriguez, Jacqueline Anne Seiglie, Augusto Enrique Caballero

  

Despite advances in type 2 diabetes management, disparities persist among Latinos living in the United States. Latinos, the fastest-growing ethnic minority population in the United States, are twice as likely to have diabetes-related complications and 1.3 times more likely to die from diabetes than non-Latino Whites (1). These inequities are driven by a complex interplay of biological, social, structural, and health system factors, including difficulty navigating the health care system (2,3). For example, Latinos have higher no-show rates to clinic visits and have lower rates of medication adherence than non-Latino Whites (4,5). These persistent disparities demand innovation. 

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services > National Institutes of Health > National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities 1K23MD016439

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