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Resources by Topic: Diabetes

Diabetes-Related Hospital Mortality in Rural America: A Significant Cause for Concern
Examines hospital-based diabetes-related mortality from 2009-2014, emphasizing urban and rural differences across 4 census regions. Features statistics with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density, including noncore.
Author(s): Alva O. Ferdinand, Marvellous A. Akinlotan, Timothy H. Callaghan, Samuel D. Towne, Jr., Jane N. Bolin
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Education, Income, and Employment and Prevalence of Chronic Disease Among American Indian/Alaska Native Elders
Results of a study measuring the effects of income, employment status, and education level on the rates of chronic disease among 14,632 American Indian or Alaska Native elders from 2011-2014. Features demographics with breakdowns by 10 chronic diseases.
Author(s): Collette Adamsen, Shawnda Schroeder, Steven LeMire, Paula Carter
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
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Providing Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support For Rural Americans
Policy brief focused on Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) in rural areas. Provides an overview of factors that impact rural access to and use of DSMES. Identifies policy options to improve rural access to DSMES and provides two brief case studies.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Health Equity in New Mexico: 12th Edition
Provides information about the health status of various population groups throughout New Mexico and educates readers on the state's health equity issues. Designed to help policymakers and other stakeholders implement strategies that reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for all New Mexicans. Includes information and statistics specific to New Mexico's rural regions.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Telemedicine in the Management of Type 1 Diabetes
Describes a study in which 32 patients with type 1 diabetes who live in rural Alabama and Georgia received endocrinology care from an Atlanta telehealth clinic, from June 2014 to October 2016. Includes demographic statistics on patients and presence of other diseases and medical conditions.
Author(s): Timothy Xu, Shreya Pujara, Sarah Sutton, Mary Rhee
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
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Preventable Tooth Loss in Hawai'i: The Role of Socioeconomic Status, Diabetes, and Dental Visits
Results of a study examining association of tooth loss with health risk, dental care access, and sociodemographic factors including income level in 13,371 adults from 4 racial and ethnic groups in Hawaii. Features demographic statistics including breakdowns by residence in a city center, outside a city center, or a nonmetropolitan area.
Author(s): Mikako Deguchi, Marjorie K. Leimomi Mala Mau, James Davis, Richard Niederman
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 14
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
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Culture and Self-Determination Provide Strength to Heal
Describes how the Seneca Nation of Indians have incorporated their culture into every program and community initiative. Examples include school and adult Seneca language immersion programs, restoring indigenous plants, cultivating native animals, and the Seneca Strong program to address substance abuse by incorporating prevention and sobriety programming into traditional rites of passage, outdoor skills camps, and powwows. The Seneca Nation of Indians (New York) are a recipient of the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Diabetes Mortality in Rural America: 1999-2015
Examines diabetes-related mortality, with a particular focus on the roles of rurality and race, during a 16-year period from 1999-2015.
Author(s): Timothy H. Callaghan, Samuel D. Towne Jr., Jane Bolin, Alva O. Ferdinand
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Diabetes and Forgone Medical Care Due to Cost in the U.S. (2011-2015): Individual-level & Placed-based Disparities
Identifies national trends in diabetes rates and forgone medical care among those with diabetes, along with geographic determinants and other social determinants of health disparities. Assesses rurality as a factor that affects diabetes patients' decision to forgo medical care because of cost.
Author(s): Samuel D. Towne Jr., Jane Bolin, Alva O. Ferdinand, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Medical Home Plus
Video featuring the Medical Home Plus project, which works to reduce diabetes, depression, and stroke risk in rural Idaho via a collaborative care model and a medical home model.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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