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ADA’s National Health Disparities Committee awards top 10 health disparities-related abstracts of Scientific Sessions


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The ADA’s Health Disparities Committee has identified the top 10 health disparities-related abstracts that have been accepted into the 84th Scientific Sessions. These abstracts focus on health care disparities in diabetes outcomes, showcase research that explores the underlying factors in diabetes disparities, and demonstrate practical interventions that may contribute to eliminating those disparities.

The selected abstracts are:

  • 652-P: Impact of a Six-Month Digital Health Coaching Program on Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Experiencing Food Insecurity in Rural Areas
  • 544-P: Early Evidence from a Pragmatic Trial to Increase Uptake of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Services in Rural Health Care Systems in Kentucky
  • 1175-P: Mental Health and Glycemic Control Disparities among Latinx Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
  • 1937-P: Coordinated Approach to Improve Quality of Care and Address Disparities in Patients with Cardiometabolic Disease—Analysis from the Cardiometabolic Center Alliance Registry
  • 1930-LB: A Randomized Trial of Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring (RT-CGM) with Culturally Tailored Education for Latino Patients with Type 2 Diabetes (DM)
  • 14-OR: Autonomous Artificial Intelligence Diabetic Eye Exams Mitigates Disparities in Screening Completion for Youth
  • 208-OR: Impact of Carbohydrate-Restricted Nutrition Therapy and Continuous Remote Care among People with Type 2 Diabetes in Rural vs. Urban Areas
  • 1822-LB: Family Support for Diabetes Action (FAM-ACT) vs. Traditional Diabetes Management Education and Support—Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial
  • 188-OR: Association of Social Determinants of Health with Efficacy of Metabolic Bariatric Surgery (MBS) vs. Medical Therapy (MT) for Type 2 Diabetes
  • 1344-P: Socioeconomic Status Patterns in Remote Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Using Teleophthalmology

The abstracts were chosen by a select work group comprised of members of the Health Disparities Committee. Work group members reviewed and discussed all identified health disparities-related abstracts, which were selected based on key components or domains of social determinant of health and cultural aspects in diabetes care, including but not limited to socioeconomic statues; neighborhood and built environment; food environment; health care access and quality; social and community context; biological and behavioral influences; and cultural factors in the health care setting.

The final selections were approved by the Committee Chair and aim to recognize significant research that promotes better understanding of factors that contribute to health inequities and/or studies that describe innovative initiatives to address those inequities. The work group also focused on abstracts that represent a wide range of issues, approaches, populations, and targets.

Work group members consisted of Hsin-Chieh “Jessica” Yeh, PhD; Francisco Pasquel, MD, MPH; Lisa Scarton, PhD, RN; and Committee Chair Ashby F. Walker, PhD.

Get On-Demand Access to the Scientific Sessions

There is still time to register for on-demand access to learn about the latest advances in diabetes research, prevention, and care presented at the 84th Scientific Sessions. Select session recordings will be available through Aug. 26.