Real time data could solve Diabetes risk
In this JAMA article, you'll learn about:
- The importance of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
" Moreover, to truly have an impact, assessment of individual social needs is not enough. We must also consider place-based SDOH and characteristics of the environment where patients live and assess how such factors affect one’s ability to stay healthy and receive care when needed."
- What's missing in diabetes research
" Moreover, few studies have assessed the association of place-based determinants of health, such as living in a food desert or having access to fast-food establishments, with the risk of type 2 diabetes.5 "
- What's needed to fill the research gap
" The linkage of such data to community-level data would help to comprehensively assess and identify patients likely to experience type 2 diabetes and its complications, as a result of their risk factors or characteristics of the neighborhoods where they reside. This approach could foster collaborations between the health systems and at-risk communities they serve and help to reallocate health system resources to those in most need in the community to reduce the burden of type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions among racial minority groups and socioeconomically disadvantaged patients and to advance population health. "