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Sylvia Kehlenbrink: Paving The Road Toward Global Equity In Diabetes Care

Sylvia Kehlenbrink: Paving the Road Toward Global Equity in Diabetes Care

Imagine a resident physician working at a low-resource hospital in sub-Saharan Africa. A young patient presents to her clinic with the symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis resulting from uncontrolled type 1 diabetes, a complication which is easily treatable with insulin and fluid replacement therapy. But resource scarcity hinders the delivery of care, and the patient dies — a death considered to be largely preventable by modern medicine.

Source: Brigham Clinical & Research news

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