Addressing Disparities: Improving Eye Care in Patients With Diabetes

Because disparities in care exist, it is important for clinicians to understand the social determinants that their patients may experience. By engaging in multidisciplinary collaboration, patient education, screening, and earlier treatment for patients with or at risk for diabetic retinopathy (DR), clinicians identify and mitigate barriers to eye care in patients who are at higher risk for vision loss or blindness from diabetes, such as older patients and members of racial/ethnic minorities.


70-Year-Old Male With T2DM Living With Daughter | 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
57-Year-Old Hispanic Female With Undiagnosed T2DM | 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
Diabetic Eye Care Prime Time Enduring: Addressing Disparities in Diabetic Eye Care | 0.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
45-Year-Old African American Female With Type 1 Diabetes | 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify barriers to diabetic eye care in vulnerable patient populations, such as older patients and racial and ethnic minorities
  • Implement strategies that are proven to address disparities in diabetic eye care among underserved patient populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, and older patients

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.