Study Findings on Diabetes Mellitus Management Are Outlined in Reports from Kansas City (The SNAP Cycle and Diabetes Management During a One-Time Change in Disbursement Schedule): Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases and Conditions – Diabetes Mellitus Management
Insurance Daily News
2022 JUN 29 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Daily News -- Investigators publish new report on diabetes mellitus management. According to news reporting out of Kansas City, Missouri, by NewsRx editors, research stated, “The 2018-2019 federal government partial shutdown resulted in a one-time disruption to the usual disbursement schedule of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits nationwide.”
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): “We assessed the relationship between this disruption and hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia medical encounters among beneficiaries with diabetes. RESEARCH AND To estimate whether the one-time change in benefit disbursement affected the monthly cycle of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia encounter rates, we used linked administrative Medicaid claims and SNAP disbursement data from West Virginia in a fixed-effects model with interactions between week of the month and the two months of interest-January and February 2019. We controlled for week, month, year, and county effects as well as individual characteristics, and we clustered SEs by individual. We found that the early disbursement of SNAP benefits in January 2019 resulted in a spike in hyperglycemia four times the rate in a typical month. Further, we found a decrease in both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia in late February.”
According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Our findings suggest that the early distribution of benefits led to a temporary increase in food consumption among West Virginia Medicaid beneficiaries with diabetes. Findings from late February also imply that individuals may have a way to prepare for reduced food resources. These results shed new light on the effects of unexpected changes to the timing of safety net payments as well as an understanding of unintended consequences of government shutdowns.”
For more information on this research see: The SNAP Cycle and Diabetes Management During a One-Time Change in Disbursement Schedule. Diabetes Care, 2022. The publisher for Diabetes Care is American Diabetes Association.
Our news journalists report that more information may be obtained by contacting Sabrina K. Young, 1Food Economics Division, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Kansas City, MO, United States. Additional authors for this research include Alicia Atwood, Lindsay Allen, Nathan Pauly.
ORCID is an identifier for authors and includes bibliographic information. The following is ORCID information for the author of this research: Sabrina K. Young (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1268-2817).
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