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Financial insecurity is associated with poor diabetes control, study finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 30 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7831
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Difficulty in paying for food, drugs, housing, and energy is associated with poor diabetes control, a US study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has shown.1 Its findings indicate that covering people’s healthcare costs is not enough to improve health without tackling unmet basic living needs.

Expanding provision of health insurance coverage in the United States will increase access to healthcare for patients with diabetes, but previous clinical trials have indicated …

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