Report on Racial Disparities in Hospitalized Patients with Hyperglycemia and Diabetes

J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 6 January 2016

Context:

A higher prevalence of diabetes-related complications is reported in minority populations; however, it is not known if there are racial disparities in diabetes care and outcomes in hospitalized patients.

Objective:

To determine the association between hyperglycemia, in patients with and without DM (non-DM), and complications among different racial groups. …

Conclusions:

Black patients have higher rates of hyperglycemia and diabetes, worse inpatient glycemic control, and greater frequency of hospital complications compared to Whites. Non-DM Blacks with hyperglycemia are a particularly vulnerable group. Further investigation is needed to better understand factors contributing the racial disparities in the hospital. Read more.