HOUSTON — Despite a dearth of information on how diabetes affects individuals in the LGBTQ community, diabetes care and education specialists can still better serve these patients, according to information presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators annual meeting.
“The actual prevalence of prediabetes and diabetes within the LGBTQ [community] has not been established,” Jacqueline LaManna, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE, assistant professor at the University of Central Florida College of Nursing, told Endocrine Today. “Prevalence studies have primarily used large self-report data sets, such as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and the Nurses’ Health Study.”
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