Barriers to appropriate diabetes management among homeless people in Toronto.

  title={Barriers to appropriate diabetes management among homeless people in Toronto.},
  author={Stephen W. Hwang and Brandon Budhram},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={163 2},
BACKGROUND Homeless people are more likely to have chronic medical conditions and to encounter barriers to health care than the general population. In this study we identify barriers to appropriate disease management among homeless adults with diabetes mellitus in Toronto. METHODS People with diabetes were surveyed at homeless shelters in Toronto. Information was obtained on demographic characteristics, diabetes history, access to health care, substance abuse and mental illness. Participants… CONTINUE READING
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