Deladoëy J, Henderson M, Geoffroy L. Linear association between household income and metabolic control in children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus despite free access to health care. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2013 (accepted).
- Highlighted by an article in lay journal The Gazette (5 April 2013), the main English daily journal of the city of Montreal.
“We report a linear association of household income with metabolic control of type 1 diabetes in childhood. Given that Canada has a system of free universal access to health care, confounding by access to care is unlikely. Considering the impact of poorly controlled diabetes in childhood on the development of long-term complications, our findings suggest that the higher complications rate found in adults of low socio-economic status might originate from the poor control that they experienced in childhood. Support for the care of diabetic children from low-income neighborhoods should be increased.”