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Racial Disparities in Diabetes Complications Are Reduced by Delivering Standardized Care

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Type 2 diabetes and associated chronic kidney disease (CKD) disproportionately affect blacks. Yet when black and white individuals received comparable diabetes care within the context of a clinical trial, black race was not associated with faster development or progression of CKD. The findings are published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is higher in non-Hispanic blacks than in non-Hispanic whites, and blacks have an elevated risk of diabetes-related complications. In addition, after development of CKD, blacks with type 2 diabetes are more likely to progress to kidney

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