Lack Of Money & Access To Food Makes Cost Of Being Black & Diabetic High

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People with type 2 diabetes who don’t always have enough money for food have worse blood sugar control than people who don’t worry about where their next meal will come from, new research finds.

“We talk about healthy eating a lot in diabetes education, but we also need to talk about food accessibility. We need to ask, ‘Can you get these foods?’ ” said study author Britt Rotberg, assistant director of the Emory Diabetes Education Training Academy and the Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program in Atlanta.

Rotberg presented the findings on Tuesday at the American Diabetes Association meeting in Boston. Findings presented at meetings are generally viewed as preliminary until they’ve been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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