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Comment & Response
December 2015

Neighborhoods and Risk of Diabetes MellitusPerson and Place or Person in Place?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(12):2002. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.6686

To the Editor Christine and colleagues1 briefly comment on the implications of their findings for addressing income and racial disparities in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM),1 and the accompanying commentary discusses the limitations of only altering the environment to address disparities.2 Both articles acknowledge the potential link between neighborhoods and stress. However, we feel this notion is more nuanced than either article describes, and we want to use this opportunity to extend the conversation about how neighborhoods may contribute to T2DM disparities.

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