LIVE WEBINAR – Diagnosis of diabetes in ethnic minorities: challenges, and strategies to bridge the care gap
Saturday, 17 July 2021 from 12:00 to 13:00 CEST

from 12:00 to 13:00 CEST

from 7:00 to 8:00 ART

from 18:00 to 19:00 CST

Although diabetes and pre-diabetes are worldwide problems, the cut-off point for measures of hyperglycemia are different between races and there are differences in attitudes to care – further exaggerated by economic, cultural and social factors. Health inequality in the community is responsible for poorer outcomes for those with diabetes from certain ethnic or racial groups, those from lower income households and those who attain a low standard of education. Tackling disparities in diabetes healthcare is, therefore, a major global goal of the diabetes community, ensuring all patients, irrespective of race, ethnicity or income receive the best care. However, the health inequality caused by racial, ethnic or social differences is difficult to address, and requires sensitivity and perseverance from healthcare professionals, as well as the latest information and guidelines to support decision-making. This live webinar will describe the current gap in the care of diabetes in ethnic minorities, suggesting strategies for healthcare professionals to identify those who are not engaging with diabetes treatment or those who are currently marginalised in healthcare.

By attending this live webinar, participants will:

  1. Increase their awareness of healthcare disparities relating to metabolic disorders among different ethnic groups
  2. Understand the factors responsible for healthcare inequality
  3. Learn effective strategies to ensure all patients have access to support for their diabetes and pre-diabetes.

This webinar is designed for Diabetologists, Endocrinologists, General Practitioners, Internists and specialists involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with diabetes.

The official language of this live educational conference is English.
Simultaneous translation into Spanish and Mandarin Chinese will be provided.


Ernesto Maddaloni
Department of Experimental Medicine
University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Rome, Italy

Nicola Napoli
Associate Professor of Endocrinology
Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit
University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome (UCBM)
Rome, Italy

Guillermo Umpierrez
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
Director of the Diabetes and Endocrinology section
Grady Memorial Hospital
Atlanta (GA), USA


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Ernesto Maddaloni
Declared receipt of grants/research supports from Astra Zeneca, of honoraria or consultation fees from Merck-Serono and Abbott and participation in Merck-Serono, Pikdare, AstraZeneca, Lilly and Abbott speaker’s bureau.

Nicola Napoli
Declared receipt of grant and contracts from Abiogen, of honoraria or consultation fees from Lilly and to be member of UCB advisory board.

Guillermo E. Umpierrez
Declared receipt of research grant (to Emory University) from Novo Nordisk, Astra Zeneca and Dexcom.

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