SPOTLIGHT: Not all benefiting from diabetes care improvements


These days, serious impairments like blindness and amputations are far less common as complications of diabetes, thanks to a revolution in diabetes care. However, the benefits of this revolution aren't evenly spread with, for example, kidney failure rates remaining much higher among blacks and Hispanics than in whites. Such care disparities aren't the only issue: The overall rate of diabetes diagnoses is growing rapidly, too. If providers, policy-makers and government don't address the problem, the growing tide of diabetics could overwhelm health systems, analysts say. Article

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