University of Wisconsin Study Shows That Blacks and Other Minorities at High Risk for Diabetes Are Not Being Sufficiently Screened for the Disease

A study published in the journal Diabetes Care, led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, finds that blacks and other ethnic groups with a high risk for diabetes are not being sufficiently screened for the disease.

Using data on 15,000 patient visits between 2003 and 2007, the research showed that up to 40 percent of the minority patients who should have been screened for diabetes given their medical histories, were not. And income was not a factor. All patients in the study were insured and were eligible for diabetes screening under their policies.