Diabetes and Rural Areas: Pharmacists Identify Neuropathy

The incidence of diabetes is 17% higher in rural areas than it is in cities.

from Pharmacy Times

Diabetes is quickly becoming a rural problem in the United States, where its incidence has been reported to be 17% higher in rural areas than in cities. Patients in rural areas who have diabetes often have lower access to care and are more likely to be uninsured, hospitalized, or poor. Nationally, between 28% and 45% of patients who have diabetes develop diabetic neuropathy, which often leads to unregulated glycemic control if left untreated.

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