Navigation Links
Older blacks and Latinos still lag whites in controlling diabetes
Date:9/24/2007

the strongest influence on racial and ethnic differences in A1C levels were medication adherence (especially among African Americans) and emotional distress related to diabetes (especially among Latinos). African Americans reported more barriers to taking their medications, and less adherence to their medication, than the other groups. Meanwhile, Latinos reported much higher levels of distress related to their diabetes than other groups.

Even so, all the factors examined in the analyses that might account for the observed racial and ethnic disparities in glycemic control accounted for only 14 percent of the African American-white disparity, and 19 percent of the Latino-white disparity, in blood sugar control. Meanwhile, differences in income and education level two factors long hypothesized to be key determinants of worse diabetes outcomes did not explain the glucose control differences, once the other factors were included in the analyses.

The authors conclude that additional factors not assessed in the study, such as genetics, stress levels and other environmental factors, intensity of medication regimens, and the generosity of patients prescription drug insurance coverage must account for a large part of the picture.

Medication adherence was one of the strongest predictors of glucose control across the board, says Heisler. This reinforces that by targeting barriers to medication adherence such as patient-doctor communication about medications, patient trust in health systems, patient confidence that medication actually helps, cost barriers, and other barriers that African Americans disproportionately face we can make a difference.

"Diabetes is one of the most important health challenges faced by Americans and American society today," notes Richard Suzman, Ph.D., director of behavioral and social research at the National Institute on Aging. "These results illuminate some of the behavioral and other issues associated wit
'/>"/>

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Older men father schizophrenics
2. Creatine Helps Strengthen Older Men
3. Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses
4. Acoustic neuroma in older patients to be treated
5. Quality of lives of older people
6. Pregnancy shouldnt be dissuaded in older age
7. Cholesterol-lowering therapy benefits older people also
8. Unfavourable Lipid-Lipoprotein profiles in older adults has been linked to abdominal visceral fat
9. Older womens heart health depends on location of fat
10. Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Be Effectively Treated With Chemotherapy
11. Frailty in Older Women may be due to Chronic Infection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... DW-InductionHeating.com (DaWei Induction Heating Co.) is a comprehensive high-tech ... marketing of a series of induction heating equipment. Today, ... of induction brazing equipments . , According to ... refers to the joining of two or more ... manager says that there are fundamental differences in the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 26, 2014 The microscopy ... of 7.2% to reach $5,756.0 million by 2019. ... microscopy market. The electron microscopes product segment is ... forecast period. , Rising focus on nanotechnology, technological ... of the microscopy market. , Get Full Copy ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The click strand woven ... and durability. Today, the business announces a click ... until Jan. 30, 2015. , Click strand woven ... BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known brand in the bamboo ... find a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. , “We ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The report “TS-1 (Colorectal Cancer) – ... current treatment landscape, unmet needs, current pipeline and commercial ... anti-cancer drug which is typically used for treating colorectal ... for treating gastric cancer and pancreatic cancer. TS-1 is ... was first approved in 1999 in Japan for the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 26, 2014 “Every three months the ... changes. A-line sweetheart evening dress will be one of the ... manager of Yunx.co.uk says. Today, the company releases 26 A-line ... up to 80% off. , “We are trying our ... style with our latest designs. Along with affordable prices, we ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Induction Brazing Equipment Series From DaWei Induction Heating Co., A Reliable Supplier Of Induction Heating Equipment 2Health News:Microscopy Market Hit to $5,756.0 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Microscopy Market Hit to $5,756.0 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Microscopy Market Hit to $5,756.0 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3
... July 16 (IANS) Five patients have died amid a strike ... (PMCH), which entered its third day Saturday crippling medical services. ... sources said. Hundreds of patients, mostly poor people who have ... ,"We are the real victims of the strike because ...
... the biggest cancer killers in industrial countries and affects ... is expected to increase with the ageing population, prompting ... daily supplement containing plant oestrogens and antioxidants like selenium ... a marker for prostate cancer progression in some men. ...
... mutation in gene ENPP1 may contribute to obesity and ... from the Institute of Pasteur in Lille, France, collaborated ... Britain recruited obese children aged between 5 and 11 ... children’s from 1,225 obese children and 1,205 normal weighed ...
... mainly farm animals and spread in humans// by inhaling spores from ... not taken. Now a report of Anthrax among the farm animals ... this disease among the health officials. ,Kerala has also imposed ... Pollachi – a market town on the border of Kerala and ...
... a cluster of genetic mutations accelerate the series of ... the researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, growing old ... the mitochondria triggers cell deaths that may lead to ... weakening of the bone structures and less number of ...
... for the International Society for Biomedical Research// on Alcoholism ... alcohol abuse and cure had said that early detection ... any other forms of treatment. ,Researchers suggest that ... and detailed questionnaires to predict the alcohol addiction ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Tackling Prostate Cancer With A New Dietary Supplement 2Health News:Anthrax Scare In Tamil Nadu State of India 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - ... being recalled after Health Canada tests confirmed it contains ... risks (beta-methylphenethylamine and phenylpropylmethylamine). The distributor, Empire Health Distribution ... the product from retail stores across Canada ... purposes, including for weight loss and increased energy. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Kinex Pharmaceuticals announced today that the first ... Cancer Institute. KX2-361 (KX02), a dual src/pre-tubulin ... potent inhibitory activity against a broad panel of brain ... Temozolomide (T98G), the most widely used chemotherapy for the ... mouse model, KX2-361 consistently clears brain tumors after 4 ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... N.J. and FARMINGTON, Conn. ... Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company ... of diseases with significant unmet medical need and ... on a private placement of 2,050,000 shares of ... purchase 24,949,325 shares of its common stock.  Funds ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:"Jetfuel Superburn" recalled after Health Canada tests find undeclared drug ingredients 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 4
... Calif., April 7, 2011 MEDomics, LLC provides ... medicine in the genomics era and is transforming ... to announce a growth capital investment from our ... from SpaGus will be used by MEDomics to ...
... Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that Prabhavathi Fernandes, Ph.D., president ... CHI conferences.  Dr. Fernandes will present at the ... 5 p.m. PDT, April 12, at the Hilton San ... "Macrolides as a New Class of Orally Active Anti-Inflammatory ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MEDomics Announces a Growth Capital Investment from SpaGus Ventures LLC and Gary Augusta Joins MEDomics as Chief Operating Officer 2Cempra Pharmaceuticals to Present at Two Upcoming Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) Conferences 2
Endoscopes are also available in fully autoclavable models in 1.8, 2.7, 4.0. 5.0 and 10.0 mm diameters. Manufactured with precise swiss lenses. Built-in temperature measuring device to exactly determ...
Kaye Skin Hook, Single Prong...
Large....
These products are supplied non-sterile and must be sterilized before use. For insertion through the smokevac and nezhat-dorsey trumpet valve in conjunction with the universal instrument insert adapt...
Medicine Products: