In a study looking at African Americans, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic Whites, they were found to be equally likely to receive treatment for diabetes (103). However,
African Americans were more likely to have poorly controlled diabetes (HbA1c > 8.0 percent, OR 2.23, 95 percent CI 1.26-3.94) (103).
A cross-sectional study suggests that underuse of recommended preventive-care practices is common among people with diabetes (48). Among this population, 78 percent practiced self-monitoring of blood glucose, 72 percent visited a health-care provider at least once in a 12-month period, 61 percent had their blood glucose examined at least once per year, and 61 percent received a dilated eye examination (48).
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