CME/CE: Disparities in Older Patients with Diabetes

CME/CE: Disparities in Older Patients with Diabetes
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Hermes J. Florez, MD, MPH, PhD

Director, Geriatrics, Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
Professor & Director, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor, Divisions of Geriatrics & Endocrinology, Department of Medicine
University of Miami Health System

Hermes J. Florez, MD, MPH, PhD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

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Hermes J. Florez, MD, MPH, PhD (click to view)

Hermes J. Florez, MD, MPH, PhD

Director, Geriatrics, Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
Professor & Director, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor, Divisions of Geriatrics & Endocrinology, Department of Medicine
University of Miami Health System

Hermes J. Florez, MD, MPH, PhD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

Research suggests that racial disparities in risk factor control among older adults with diabetes cannot be fully explained by demographic or clinical characteristics. Efforts to reduce these disparities are critical to optimizing care for this older adult patient population.
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Readings & Resources (click to view)

Parrinello CM, Rastegar I, Godino JG, Miedema MD, Matsushita K, Selvin E. Prevalence of and racial disparities in risk factor control in older adults with diabetes: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Diabetes Care. 2015;38:1290-1298. Available at: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/38/7/1290.full.

American Diabetes Association. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2015. Diabetes Care. 2015;38:S1-S93.

Selvin E, Parrinello CM, Sacks DB, Coresh J. Trends in prevalence and control of diabetes in the United States, 1988-1994 and 1999-2010. Ann Intern Med. 2014;160:517-525.

Kirkman MS, Briscoe VJ, Clark N, et al. Diabetes in older adults. Diabetes Care. 2012;35:2650-2664.

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