Diabetes has a vast global toll, affecting 500 million adults and 1 million children worldwide (1). Although recent advancements in diabetes diagnosis, therapies, and care standards have improved population-level outcomes overall, it is well known that diabetes is more prevalent in marginalized and under-resourced communities and that great inequity in health, literacy, psychological, and economic outcomes remains pervasive (2,3). In recent years, increased emphasis from governmental and health organizations, coupled with the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, has underscored the clear link between social determinants of health (SDOH), historically marginalizing systemic and structural factors, and inequity (2,3). Moreover, it has become increasingly evident that inequity is passed along generationally, increasing exponentially.

So where do we go from here? Time, energy, and resources invested in the last few decades to study, highlight, mitigate, and eliminate the negative effects of SDOH have...

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