Inequities in health outcomes in children and adults with type 1 diabetes: Data from the T1D exchange quality improvement collaborative

the T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative Study Group

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Abstract

Health care inequities among racial and ethnic groups remain prevalent. For people with type 1 diabetes who require increased medical access and care, disparities are seen in access to care and health outcomes. This article reports on a study by the T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative evaluating differences in A1C, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), severe hypoglycemia, and technology use among racial and ethnic groups. In a diverse cohort of nearly 20,000 children and adults with type 1 diabetes, A1C was found to differ significantly among racial and ethnic groups. Non-Hispanic Blacks had higher rates of DKA and severe hypoglycemia and the lowest rate of technology use. These results underscore the crucial need to study and overcome the barriers that lead to inequities in the care and outcomes of people with type 1 diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-283
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Diabetes
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for funding the T1DX-QI. The authors acknowledge the contributions of patients, families, diabetes care teams, and collaborators within T1DX-QI who continually seek to improve care and outcomes for people with diabetes.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 by the American Diabetes Association.

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