Ethnic inequalities in trajectories of cardio-metabolic risk factor control and outcomes of type 2 diabetes


  • Dr Rohini Mathur

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Project summary

Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of vascular disease, with co-morbid hypertension and hyperlipidaemia increasing the risk further. UK studies have identified substantial ethnic differences in the risk of vascular outcomes among people with type 2 diabetes. Whether these inequalities stem from differences in healthcare usage, quality of care, or differences in treatment efficacy remains unknown. 

The aim of this project is to identify modifiable determinants of ethnic inequalities in vascular outcomes of type 2 diabetes in order to generate an evidence base for clinical management of diabetes tailored to the UK population.