Although CDC statistics reveal improvement in health care access, with 87.6% of the American population reporting having a usual place to visit for medical care, the U.S. still lags behind many comparable nations in the state of its health care system. Read more
Over the past decade, advancements in diabetes treatment and care in the United States have been vast, implicating the potential for a significant improvement of population health outcomes. However, many factors can influence the ability of a patient to receive adequate medical care – including accessibility, geographic location, and cost – and oftentimes marginalized demographics experience difficulties with securing effective treatment. While developments in the field may greatly benefit patients with dependable access to care, advances in diabetes treatment can only have a positive impact on public health outcomes if they effectively reach all at-risk populations.