5183.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Health Disparities in Diabetes: Preventive Care Practices

There are disparities among racial and ethnic groups in the prevalence of diabetes and in the incidence of some diabetes-related complications and outcomes (e.g., end-stage renal disease and amputation). Preventive care practices, such as influenza vaccination, regular foot care, and annual eye exams, can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes complications and have been incorporated into guidelines for care of persons with diabetes. However, many studies have shown that a considerable gap exists between current care practices and guidelines for optimal care. This session will focus on levels of preventive care practices within the diabetic population and race/ethnic disparities in receipt of preventive care services
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Linda S. Geiss, MA
Michael M. Engelgau, MD,, MS
Organizer(s):Edward F. Tierney, MPH
2:30 PMDiabetes-related preventive care services: Do racial/ethnic disparities exist?
Stephanie M. Benjamin, PhD, Edward F. Tierney, MPH, Colleen Ryan, MPH, Frank Vinicor, MD, MPH, Linda S. Geiss, MA
2:45 PMAspirin use among persons aged 45 years and older in the general community
Todd S. Harwell, MPH, Jennifer Plymale, Dorothy Gohdes, MD, Steven D. Helgerson, MD, MPH, Michael R. Spence, MD, MPH, Jane G. Smilie
3:00 PMRacial differences in flu shot use among Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes: How much can be attributed to physician behavior?
Paul L. Hebert
3:15 PMThe risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among blacks and whites and the management of diabetes mellitus by community physicians
William McClellan, MD, Robert D. Langston, MSPH, W. Dana Flanders, MD
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Latino Caucus; Medical Care; Podiatric Health; Socialist Caucus; Vision Care Section

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA