Food Insecurity May Hinder Effective Diabetes Management
Can not having enough to eat lead to poor diabetes management? It may sound counterintuitive, but researchers think the answer to that is, Rhonda Anderson reports at the ADA 75th Scientific Sessions.
Clinicians should consider both patients' socioeconomic status and food availability when discussing diabetes care, as new data show that Latino patients who worry about having enough food to eat, or food insecurity, report having a poorer diet and exhibit worse glycemic control than those who aren't worried about having enough food to survive.
Watch the video and read the full article to learn more about the study.