August 13, 2021

The Columbus Dispatch: Opinion: In the battle against diabetes, victory remains out of reach for some

Dee Ann Bialecki-Haase and Srinivas Merugu

Every day, those of us engaged in health care face a daunting fact: Sickness doesn’t play fair.

It isn’t colorblind, either.

Many of the chronic conditions that cause the most suffering fall disproportionately on people of color and low-income families.

Diabetes is one of the most persistent and costly examples of this frustrating phenomenon. Not only is diabetes becoming more prevalent among Americans in general, but according to a recent report by the American Diabetes Association, the gaps based on income and race have grown wider since 2011.

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