Daniel DeSalvo, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Diabetes and Endocrinology
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital
In diverse and underserved populations research shows there are racial and ethnic disparities in diabetes outcomes. Disparities in diabetes technology use has the greatest influence on glycemic disparities between Black, Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White individuals. A study recently published in Diabetes Care found that lower socio-economic status was associated with lower rates of diabetes technology use and higher levels of A1C. Importantly, this gap in technology has widened over time. Data published from the T1D exchange, shows that across all age groups, individuals that use continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) have lower A1C levels compared to those who don’t use CGM.
This webinar will highlight the improvements in glycemic and psychosocial outcomes, along with best practices from recent research findings that support the use of CGM in diverse populations.