Navigation Links
NYU researchers find majority of Latinas are unaware of their risk of diabetes
Date:3/7/2014

Approximately 5.5 million Latinas suffer from elevated fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and nearly 4 million of those women were never told by a healthcare provider they were at risk for diabetes, pre-diabetes, or were borderline for diabetes.

The study, "Latinas with Elevated Fasting Plasma Glucose: An Analysis Using NHANES 2009-2010 Data," led by Dr. Shiela M. Strauss, Associate Professor, New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN), points to the urgent need for alternate sites of opportunity for diabetes screenings. There is also a need for effective and culturally sensitive follow-up care and case management. The study appears in Hispanic Health Care International, Vol.12:1, March 2014.

"Almost 1 million of these 4 million Latinas had not seen a doctor or other healthcare provider in the past 12 months," explains Dr. Strauss. "This is of particular concern as it eliminates a potential opportunity for them to learn about their diabetes risk and their elevated FPG before it causes serious avoidable harm."

The study's data were drawn and analyzed from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2009-2010. The researchers examined data from 1,467 women--Hispanic, non-Hispanic White and non-Hispanic Black women--who were all given a physical examination and participated in interviews that asked questions about their socioeconomic status and demographic and health-related issues. The researchers looked at how many women reported never being told by a health provider that they were at risk of diabetes, had pre-diabetes, or were borderline for diabetes. They then analyzed data from Hispanic subgroups, as cultural differences may argue for the development of different diabetes-related health-preserving strategies.

"In addition to our finding regarding lower health care utilization for Latina women, the finding that the majority of women with elevated FPG levels who had not been told they were at ris
'/>"/>

Contact: christopher james
christopher.james@nyu.edu
212-998-6876
New York University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
2. Researchers develop a new cell and animal model of inflammatory breast cancer
3. Researchers uncover a viable way for colorectal cancer patients to overcome drug resistance
4. Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
5. Researchers find evidence of banned antibiotics in poultry products
6. NJ stroke researchers report advances in spatial neglect research at AAN Conference
7. Autism by the numbers: Yale researchers examine impact of new diagnostic criteria
8. Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence
9. Researchers ID Genes That May Determine Mental Illness
10. Researchers Develop Blood Test for Depression
11. University of Cincinnati researchers win $3.7M grant from US Department of Defense
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) --,The time at which heart ... chances for survival, new research suggests. Showing up ... during holidays is associated with a 13 percent higher ... researchers report. Every year, more than 250,000 people ... type of heart attack, which is caused by a ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter ... most children take on a task, various brain connections ... activity in kids with autism, according to a small ... of autism displayed even less of this "brain flexibility," ... often causes difficulty when children with autism are faced ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 As the Ebola outbreak in ... partners to both purchase critical emergency supplies locally, as well ... Liberia. These supplies will contain materials used to control the ... populated areas of the country. , With a large ... response to the Ebola outbreak in the region. The current ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... (July 29, 2014) Using quality improvement measures in ... England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, researchers have found a ... procedure with contrast dye. , Currently, 7-15 percent of ... contrast-dye end up with kidney injury, which can result ... to temporary or permanent dialysis, says a study published ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014 Tylenol lawsuits ... who allegedly suffered serious liver injuries due to ... forward in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. ... LLP reports. According to an Order dated July ... pertaining to bellwether case and discovery issues. Among ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes 2Health News:Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study 2Health News:Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study 3Health News:PCI Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Liberia with Supplies, Awareness Campaigns 2Health News:PCI Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Liberia with Supplies, Awareness Campaigns 3Health News:Reducing kidney injury using a quality improvement method 2Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Federal Court Overseeing Tylenol Liver Damage Claims Sets New Deadlines Pertaining to Discovery, Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Federal Court Overseeing Tylenol Liver Damage Claims Sets New Deadlines Pertaining to Discovery, Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Federal Court Overseeing Tylenol Liver Damage Claims Sets New Deadlines Pertaining to Discovery, Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... all think we know a lot about vitamins, minerals ... studies have created confusion regarding their importance; a simple ... is that “Vitamins and other nutrients, including calcium and ... ,Stressing the point is Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, ...
... forefront of the mission to translate discoveries in basic sciences ... schools to have been chosen to receive a collective grant ... ,"The gap between basic biology and medical practice is ... education at the School of Medicine and principal investigator of ...
... in Russia has been witness to the death of more ... has hit the south of Russia.// ,According to ... Jan 25 and Feb 1, almost 350,000 birds have died ... 76,000 at the Makhachkalinskaya farm between Feb. 6 and Feb. ...
... response of MPs in favor of the proposed smoking ban in ... would be imposed by the summer of next year in the ... 184 has been achieved when the issue of smoking ban extension ... Following implementation of the law, both the public and club/pub workers ...
... mammalian protein called Rad9 could hold the key to killing ... at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Rad9 ... DNA, but it is now fund to be a "repairman" ... ,That is why reserachers are now ...
... the world's most common liver infection. It spreads easily and ... ,It causes liver cirrhosis, // liver failure and liver ... of the world's population, has been infected with the hepatitis ... are chronic carriers of the virus. Normally in case of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Never undermine the importance of calcium and Vitamin D 2Health News:Getting Basic Science to Work For Medicine 2Health News:Switching Off Protein Could Play Key Role In Success Of Radiation Therapy For Cancer 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 New high priced hepatitis C ... by a projected $2.9 to $5.8 billion next year, ... Milliman released today by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association ... increase by as much as 8.6 percent in 2015 ... Sovaldi and Olysio. The study finds that ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... , July 29, 2014 Numotion,s Board of Directors ... Swinford will be the company,s new Chief Executive Officer. ... 22-year career at GE where he worked primarily for GE ... revenue to over $5 billion. His most recent position was ... "I am thrilled to join Numotion," said ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... , July 29, 2014  Roche (SIX: RO, ... Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) 2014 Clinical Lab Expo ... on the unique ways Roche is partnering with customers ... "Our customers tell us every day that they,re looking ... they deliver in their labs and offices," said ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Milliman Study: Hepatitis C Drugs Could Increase Medicare Part D Spending by $2.9 to $5.8 Billion in 2015 2Numotion Names Mike Swinford CEO 2Roche focuses on partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory at the AACC 2014 Clinical Lab Expo 2Roche focuses on partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory at the AACC 2014 Clinical Lab Expo 3Roche focuses on partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory at the AACC 2014 Clinical Lab Expo 4
... cells that multiply and migrate in the, embryo to ... a finding, that suggests that these cells might ... MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 3 Investigators at St.,Jude Children,s ... the mammalian lymphatic vasculature -- the network of vessels ...
... Peptimmune, Inc. a privately,held biotechnology company, announced that ... trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability,pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics ... of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases. ... placebo controlled,randomized study will involve 56 healthy male ...
Cached Medicine Technology:St. Jude Settles Century-Old Debate on Origin of Mammalian Network of Lymphatic Vessels 2Peptimmune Initiates Phase I Study With a Novel Peptide Copolymer for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis 2
CDIs Ultra-Comfort Bra™ is designed with special single needle stitching that places the cup seams away from critical surgical sites....
Post-Surgical compression garments...
Our Osteomark® ELISA kits provide a quantitative measurement of cross-linked N-telopeptides of type I collagen (NTx) as an indicator of bone resorption, with higher levels in serum or urine sampl...
... The Albumin Cobalt Binding (ACB®) Test ... Ischemia Modified Albumin (IMA®) by measuring the ... patient serum sample. First identified in the ... albumin comes in contact with ischemic tissue ...
Medicine Products: