Childhood Diabetes & Obesity: Family Burdens and Care Involvement

Childhood Diabetes & Obesity: Family Burdens and Care Involvement

“With something as complex and as high demand as diabetes, we know that building a support system around the individual with diabetes is the way to go.”

Dr. Ashley Butler joins Shireen to discuss the prevalence of and intersection of race and ethnicity in childhood diabetes. She explains how implicit bias exacerbates existing disparities in healthcares and explores how social determinants of health impact childhood obesity. 

Dr. Ashley Butler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and serves as a Licensed Psychologist at Texas Children’s Hospital. Her research focuses on child health equity funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and several other foundations.

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