In the United States, black men with diabetes have disproportionately high rates of diabetic complications and are less likely to survive into their 70s compared with men in other racial and ethnic groups.1,2 The diagnosis of diabetes is often delayed, especially among black men without a regular source of primary care. In barbershops, which are places of trust among black men, community-based interventions have been successful in identifying and treating men with hypertension.3 Using point-of-care hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing, we evaluated a community-based approach for diabetes screening in barbershops owned by black individuals.
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Osorio M, Ravenell JE, Sevick MA, et al. Community-Based Hemoglobin A1C Testing in Barbershops to Identify Black Men With Undiagnosed Diabetes. JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 27, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.6867
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