Center News and Research Highlights
- – The New York Times
Medical Care Alone Won’t Halt the Spread of Diabetes, Scientists Say
Now experts are calling for walkable communities, improved housing, and access to health care and better food, particularly in minority communities. Featuring DREAMS-CDTR MPI Dean Schillinger.
- – The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Burden of diabetes and hyperglycaemia in adults in the Americas, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019
The burden of diabetes in the Americas is large, increasing, heterogeneous, and expanding. To confront the rising burden, population-based interventions aimed to reduce type 2 diabetes risk and strengthening health systems to provide effective and cost-efficient care for those affected are mandatory.
- – MASALA Study Probes Why People With South Asian Ancestry Have Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risks
JAMA interviews DREAMS-CDTR's Alka Kanaya on MASALA Study
This Medical News article is an interview with Alka Kanaya, MD, and Namratha Kandula, MD, MPH, principal investigators on the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) prospective cohort study.
- – YaleNews
Yale News features Sanjay Basu's findings on insulin spending: Insulin is an extreme financial burden for over 14% of Americans who use it
For more than 14% of people who use insulin in the U.S., insulin costs consume at least 40% of their available income, a new study finds.
- – Health Affairs
Nonmedical Interventions For Type 2 Diabetes: Evidence, Actionable Strategies, And Policy Opportunities | Health Affairs Journal
This systematic review identified studies of nonmedical interventions designed to reduce risk for and improve clinical outcomes for type 2 diabetes. Specifically, this review sought to identify interventions that target structural racism and social determinants of health. Findings demonstrate that the literature on nonmedical interventions designed to address relevant social factors and target structural racism is limited. The article offers actionable strategies and identifies policy opportunities for targeting structural inequalities and decreasing social risk among adults with type 2 diabetes.
- – The Role of Health Care Systems in Bolstering the Social Safety Net to Address Health Inequities in the Wake of the COVID
Rita Hamad's editorial in JAMA Network: The Role of Health Care Systems in Bolstering the Social Safety Net to Address Health Inequities in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
This Viewpoint discusses how relying almost exclusively on health care systems to address overall health in the US is problematic, noting that safety net programs and other social policies can serve as powerful population-level interventions that can affect long-standing health disparities.
- – Health Affairs
Hilary Seligman in Health Affairs: COVID-19 Pandemic-Era Nutrition Assistance: Impact And Sustainability | Health Affairs Brief
A comprehensive public and private sector response to economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic likely helped mitigate an increase in food insecurity and its associated health consequences. Many temporary relief measures should be extended until policy makers can determine which changes should be made permanent as part of the next Farm Bill.
- – U.S. News and World Reports
Feature on Rita Hamad's research on the impact of school segregation
School segregation may sound like a relic from the past, but it has actually been increasing in the United States for years. Now a new study shows that has come with health consequences for Black children.
- – American Medical Association
DREAMS-CDTR affiliate Bibbins-Domingo named JAMA’s new top editor
A “first-rate physician-scientist,” Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MAS, of UCSF School of Medicine will helm JAMA Network starting in July.
- – New York Times
Doctors Are More Likely to Describe Black Patients as Uncooperative, Studies Find
Patients with diabetes are also more likely to be described as “noncompliant,” according to large studies of medical records.
- – Health Affairs
Dean Schillinger's Health Affairs editorial: An All-Of-Government Approach To Diabetes: The National Clinical Care Commission’s Report To Congress | Health Affairs Forefront
By recommending a health in all policies and an equity-based approach to governance, the NCCC report has the potential to contribute to meaningful change across the diabetes continuum and beyond.