Articles

Mendenhall E, Shivashankar R, Tandon N, Ali MK, Narayan KMV, Prabhakaran D. Stress and Diabetes in Socioeconomic Context: A Qualitative Study of Urban Indians. 1982, Social science & medicine 2012; 75(12):2522-2529. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.09.040.

This paper highlights the individual-level analysis of illness narratives to understand how people experience and understand diabetes across income groups in Delhi, India and points out that suggest that lower-income populations not only have higher rates of depression but also may be more likely to delay health care and therefore develop diabetes complications

Grintsova O, Maier W, Mielck A. Inequalities in health care among patients with type 2 diabetes by individual socio-economic status (SES) and regional deprivation: a systematic literature review. 2014, International Journal for Equity in Health; 13:43. doi:10.1186/1475-9276-13-43.

This systematic review points out that socio-economic inequalities in diabetes care and low individual SES and residential area deprivation are often associated with worse process indicators and worse intermediate outcomes, resulting in higher risks of microvascular and macrovascular complications. These inequalities exist across different health care systems. Recommendations for further research are provided. 

Weaver R.R, Lemonde M, Payman N, Goodman W.M, Health capabilities and diabetes self-management: the impact of economic, social, and cultural resources, 2014, Soc. Sci. Med., 102, pp. 58-68.

In order to explore how economic, social, and cultural resources shape the health capability of people with diabetes, focusing specifically on dietary practices, the current study classified respondents into low, medium, and high resource groups based on economic circumstances, and compared how economic resources, social relationships, health-related knowledge and values combine to enhance or weaken health capability and dietary management.

Harris SB, Tompkins JW, TeHiwi B. Call to action: a new path for improving diabetes care for indigenous peoples, a global review. 2017, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Volume 123, Pages 120-133.

This paper presents the  evolution of the diabetes epidemic in Indigenous populations and associated risk factors, highlighting gestational diabetes and intergenerational risk, lifestyle risk factors and social determinants as having particular importance and impact on Indigenous peoples. This review further describes the impact of chronic disease and diabetes on Indigenous peoples and communities, specifically diabetes-related co morbidities and complications.

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