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Resources by Topic: Diabetes

Regional and Rural-Urban Patterns in the Prevalence of Diagnosed Hypertension among Older U.S. Adults with Diabetes, 2005–2017
Explores trends in the prevalence of diagnosed hypertension among Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes across four geographic regions between 2005 and 2017. Examines Medicare administrative claims data to describe sociodemographic characteristics of the sampled beneficiaries with diabetes. Uses the 2013 CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) classification scheme to compare the age-adjusted prevalence of hypertension in each region over time by rurality.
Author(s): Jalal Uddin, Sha Zhu, Gargya Malla, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 24, 24, 1326
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Health Wanted: Finding Care in Rural America
Series of videos highlighting challenges with access to quality healthcare for rural Americans. Discusses healthcare access in remote locations, food insecurity and cultural farming practices, transportation, wellness initiatives, and chronic health conditions in 5 states. Transcript available in video description.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: American Heart Association
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Diabetes and the Social, Biologic, and Behavioral Determinants of Endometrial Cancer in the United States
Examines factors associated with endometrial cancer, including biologic, behavioral, and social determinants of health (SDOH). Analyzes variables such as status of endometrial cancer and/or diabetes, behavioral health factors, biologic factors, and various SDOH, including rural versus urban county.
Author(s): Nour Massouh, Ayad A. Jaffa, Miran A. Jaffa
Citation: BMC Cancer, 24, 540
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Identifying Priority Geographic Locations for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Services in the Appalachian Region
Examines the relationship among diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services, economic distress, and diabetes prevalence in Appalachia. Includes maps presenting these relationships as well as discussion about providing equitable DSMES services.
Author(s): Jacob T. Wittman, Dayna S. Alexander, Melissa Bing, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 21
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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COVID-19 Infection and Incident Diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native people: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Examines associations between COVID-19 infection and diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people. Utilizes the Indian Health Service's (IHS) National Patient Information Reporting System to analyze incident diabetes among 3 participant cohorts: pre-pandemic, pandemic but no COVID-19 infection, and pandemic with COVID-19 infection. Discusses the relationship between COVID-19 infection and new-onset diabetes in AI/AN populations.
Author(s): James W. Keck, Mary E. Lacy, Sara Bressler, Ian Blake, Uzo Chukwuma, Michael G. Bruce
Citation: The Lancet Regional Health - Americas, 33
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Prevent or Treat: Availability of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Dialysis in High Need Rural Counties
Discusses availability of diabetes self-management education (DSME) and dialysis to treat end stage kidney disease in rural areas. Features county-level maps showing estimated proportion of the adult population with diabetes, counties with at least one DSME program, and DSME availability and county diabetes prevalence. Includes statistics on relationship between DSME availability within a county and estimated percent of adults with diabetes by rurality, as of 2022.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Nicholas Yell, Gabriel Benavidez, et al.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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2024-2026 Tennessee State Health Plan
Presents a plan for health improvement in Tennessee for the period 2024-2026. Describes the state of health in Tennessee, identifies priorities, and makes recommendations related to early life, care delivery, social determinants of health, and more. Highlights goals for nutrition, maternal and infant health, older adults and healthy aging, chronic conditions, cancer screening, transportation, and health workforce.
Additional links: State Health Plan Priority Areas
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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The Báa nnilah Program: Results of a Chronic-Illness Self-Management Cluster Randomized Trial with the Apsáalooke Nation
Presents a study on the efficacy of a chronic illness self-management program for Apsáalooke tribe in Montana. Breaks down data by demographic information, such as education, income, and marital status, among other measures, and number and type of illnesses managed.
Author(s): Suzanne Held, Du Feng, Alma McCormick, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(3), 285
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Geographic Variation and Racial Disparities in Adoption of Newer Glucose-Lowering Drugs with Cardiovascular Benefits among US Medicare Beneficiaries with Type 2 Diabetes
Analyzes the use of glucose-lowering drugs (GLDs) among people with type 2 diabetes, utilizing 2017-2018 Medicare Part D beneficiary claims data. Identifies rural-urban and racial disparities in GLD initiation rates, and discusses factors influencing equitable access to cardiovascular treatment.
Author(s): Wei-Han Chen, Yujia Li, Lanting Yang, et al.
Citation: Plos ONE, 19(1), e0297208
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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The Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) Cohort Study: Design, Methods, and Baseline Characteristics
Highlights a study exploring the rates of mortality and morbidity from noncommunicable diseases in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago. Explores the prevalence of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer via blood samples collected from participants. Details participant characteristics, such as age, general health, and comorbidities, among other measures.
Author(s): Terri-Ann M. Thompson, Mayur M. Desai, Josefa L. Martinez-Brockman, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(1), 17
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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