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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii survey seeks patient participation in first-ever multi-ethnic diabetes study

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii's Center for Health Research today announced the next phase of its three-year Hawaii Asian and Pacific Islander Diabetes study (HAPI-D), a large-scale survey reaching nearly 10,000 diabetic patients.

Funded by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the $1.5 million research project is focusing on differences in diabetes prevalence, treatment and outcomes among rarely studied populations in one of the largest ethnic diabetes studies to be conducted.

HealthConnect®, Kaiser Permanente's innovative electronic medical records system, identified approximately 10,000 Asian, Pacific Islander and mixed-race people with diabetes in Hawaii eligible to participate in the study. The survey will be conducted beginning this month through the end of 2015. The survey will examine participants' diet, lifestyle and health care experiences to identify possible reasons for health disparities. The goal is to have mail-in and online surveys completed by the end of 2015.

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