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Research examines ethnic disparities in diabetes

A study published in PLOS Medicine, which analyzed 49,380 patients with type 2 diabetes, revealed worse A1C levels among people of black ethnicity, compared with those of white ethnicity, while people with the most deprived socioeconomic status had poorer A1C levels than those in the least deprived group. UK researchers also found that white people were significantly more likely to receive prescriptions for insulin, GLP-1 agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors, compared with Asian people, while Asian people were more likely to have A1C monitoring than white people.

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