Cuida Tu Don de la Salud

Cuida Tu Don de la Salud es una iniciativa pensada en ti para que puedas acceder a la última información y a otros recursos para el manejo de tu diabetes tipo 2. Ha sido desarrollada por Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., una de las compañías líderes en la investigación y desarrollo de medicamentos para el tratamiento […]

Lessons from Medicare Advantage on Effective Treatment of Diabetes

Better Medicare Alliance, 18 February 2015 Dr. Gary Puckrein, President & CEO, National Minority Quality Forum The scourge of diabetes is well known to all of us in the health care community, especially among those of us who work with minority populations. Approximately, one-quarter of the Medicare population has Type 2 diabetes, and the numbers […]

Ethnic Differences in Geriatric Conditions and Diabetes Complications Among Older, Insured Adults With Diabetes: The Diabetes and Aging Study

J Aging Health, August 2015 Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate ethnic differences in burden of prevalent geriatric conditions and diabetic complications among older, insured adults with diabetes.… Discussion: Among these insured older adults, ethnic health patterns varied substantially; differences were frequently small and rates were often better among select minority groups, […]

The National Program to Eliminate Diabetes-Related Disparities in Vulnerable Populations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds the National Program to Eliminate Diabetes-Related Disparities in Vulnerable Populations, a five-year cooperative agreement to reduce health disparities associated with type 2 diabetes. What Are Diabetes-Related Health Disparities? Diabetes affects over 29 million people, or 9% of the population, in the United States. It is the […]

Sedentary behavior and prevalent diabetes in Non-Latino Whites, Non-Latino Blacks and Latinos: findings from the National Health Interview Survey

J Public Health (2014) Background Sedentary behavior is associated with type II diabetes, though little is known about prevalence of this behavior across racial/ethnic groups or how it may contribute to disparities in diabetes prevalence. In this study, we examined the association between sedentary behavior and diabetes in a diverse data set, and explored whether […]

Prevalence of Diabetes Among Hispanics/Latinos From Diverse Backgrounds: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)

Diabetes Care August 2014 OBJECTIVE We examine differences in prevalence of diabetes and rates of awareness and control among adults from diverse Hispanic/Latino backgrounds in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The HCHS/SOL, a prospective, multicenter, population-based study, enrolled from four U.S. metropolitan areas from 2008 to 2011 16,415 18–74-year-old people of […]

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome Among Hispanics/Latinos of Diverse Background: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos

Diabetes Care August 2014 OBJECTIVE Approximately one-third of the adult U.S. population has the metabolic syndrome. Its prevalence is the highest among Hispanic adults, but variation by Hispanic/Latino background is unknown. Our objective was to quantify the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among men and women 18–74 years of age of diverse Hispanic/Latino background. RESEARCH DESIGN AND […]

Life’s Simple 7 and Incidence of Diabetes Among American Indians: The Strong Heart Family Study

Diabetes Care August 2014 OBJECTIVE The American Heart Association’s recommendations for optimal health, summarized in Life’s Simple 7, have been associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related end points, but no studies have examined the association of these goals with incident type 2 diabetes, which is associated with high risk for CVD. The purpose of this […]

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health-Related Quality of Life among Participants with Self-Reported Diabetes from NHANES 2001-2010

The Diabetes EducatorJuly/August 2014 Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate the racial/ethnic disparities in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among adults with self-reported diabetes and identify the different risk factors related to HRQOL for specific racial/ethnic groups in the United States. Methods National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2010 participants (ages 20 years […]

Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Diabetes Self-Management Research With Mexican Americans in Starr County, Texas

The Diabetes EducatorJuly/August 2014 Purpose The purpose is to provide an overview of a 20-year research program aimed at testing diabetes self-management education interventions culturally tailored for Mexican Americans residing in an impoverished rural community on the Texas-Mexico border. Methods The research program involved focus group interviews to obtain community input, pilot testing to refine instruments and […]

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