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NYC-CDRN Diabetes Research Summary

Neighborhood, Psychosocial, and Socioeconomic Determinants of Glucose Control in NYC

Investigator: Dr. Victoria Mayer, Mount Sinai

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to learn more about people with diabetes in New York City. We want to understand why some people with diabetes have very high blood sugar and suffer more complications, while others have better sugar control and fewer problems from diabetes. Some previous research has shown that the neighborhood you live in may influence your health as well as your economic and social situation. Psychological and emotional factors may also relate to what happens when a person has diabetes.

Goal: We want to learn more about how all of these factors and experiences come together in people with diabetes.

About the survey: The survey is made up of 51 questions about having diabetes and questions about your social and economic situation. It will take around 20 minutes to complete the survey. It also contains questions about what you think about research studies in general. We are asking people with type 2 diabetes who have been seen for a visit at one of the New York City Clinical Data Research Network participating hospitals or clinics to participate in the survey. Learn more about the NYC-CDRN. After we have collected your survey answers, we would like to link your survey answers to information in your medical records. The NYC-CDRN has developed a secure process to combine medical records across multiple institutions and other data sources like health plans in a way that protects your privacy. This survey will be administered in English and Spanish. Participants that complete the survey will receive a $20 gift card mailed to them.

How to participate: If you are eligible, a survey firm may be contacting you.

We hope that what we learn will help us figure out ways to improve the health of people with diabetes.