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'Race, risk and behaviors: A type 2 diabetes update'
Date:4/29/2014

authored by Dr. Janice M.S. Lopez, Pharm.D and Dr. Marcus Hompesch, M.D. Dr. Janice M.S. Lopez, Pharm.D., a health economics and outcomes researcher at Janssen Scientific Affairs, suggests that individualized diabetes therapies "may need to start with consideration of factors that are associated with poor medication adherence, such as race, ethnicity and age." Dr. Lopez summarizes the results of an Internet survey designed to understand patients' perspectives of type 2 diabetes.

"According to [type 2 diabetes] patients' responses to this nationwide survey, cultural adaptations need to be incorporated into diabetes management plans with respect to HbA1C awareness, hypoglycemia, weight, and medication adherence," says Dr. Lopez. A subgroup analysis of patients with diabetes by Dr. Marcus Hompesch, M.D., of the Profil Institute of Clinical Research in Chula Vista, CA, along with co-authors Linda Morrow, M.D., Elaine Watkins, D.O., M.S. and Henrik F. Thomsen, Ph.D., also from the Prolif Institute, and Carsten Roepstorff, Ph.D. and Hanne Haahr, Ph.D., from Novo Nordkisk, Soborg, Denmark suggests that pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic responses to insulin degludec (IDeg), an "ultra-long-acting" basal insulin, are similar among patients with diabetes regardless of race or ethnicity. Dr. Ryan, Associate Professor and Director, Division of Primary Care/Health Services Research and Development in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and Clinical Therapeutics Topic Editor for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders, summarizes the issues in his editorial, Race, Risk and Behaviors.


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