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Widening health inequalities related to type 1 diabetes care in children and young people in the UK: A time to act now.

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Evans, Mark L 

Abstract

In this recent 2019-2020 audit, 96% (168/173) of paediatric diabetes teams submitted data and included a total of 29,242 children and young people (CYP) up to the age of 24 years, and type 1 diabetes consisted of 27,653 CYP. One of the key findings was that CYP with type 1 diabetes from minority ethnic communities have higher HbA1 compared to white ethnicity and that significantly lower use of insulin pumps or real-time continuous glucose monitoring systems was used among black children. There has been an increasing trend of widening health inequalities reported the past 6 years. As chairs of Diabetes UK Diabetes Research Study Groups, the authors urge that research into barriers of access to technology for T1D in CYP in the UK specifically looking at provider bias, systemic issues within the health system, and individual and family factors are conducted with urgency.

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Keywords

audit, children and young people, health care delivery, type 1 diabetes, Adolescent, Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring, Child, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, Ethnicity, Health Status Disparities, Humans, Morbidity, United Kingdom, Young Adult

Journal Title

Diabet Med

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Journal ISSN

0742-3071
1464-5491

Volume Title

38

Publisher

Wiley

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Diabetes UK