Whites and Medicare patients were more likely to have diabetes under control compared with minorities and the uninsured, according to a survey of seven public hospital systems conducted by the National Public Health and Hospital Institute with support from the Commonwealth Fund. The research found that 46% of white patients had diabetes under control, compared with 42% of Asian/Pacific Islanders, 38% of blacks, 34% of Latinos and 31% of Native Americans/Alaskans. About 83% of Medicare patients had diabetes under control, compared with only 33% of uninsured patients. -- by Joseph Mantone
Diabetes outcomes differ by race, insurance status
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