3434.0 Diversity and Diabetes

Monday, November 9, 2009: 4:30 PM
Diabetes self-care management is a crucial element of good diabetes care and can improve glycemic control. Diabetic patients need continuity of support, monitoring, and resource for compliance and disease management. This session explores educational and clinical strategies to address non-compliance of self-care in diabetic patients.
Session Objectives: •Discuss methods for addressing risk factors in the prevention and self-management of diabetes. •Describe educational and clinical strategies used for improving self-care management behaviors by ethnicity and gender.

4:30 PM
Role of education programs in mediating disparities in glycemic control
Suad F. Ghaddar, PhD, Cynthia J. Brown, PhD and José A. Pagán, PhD
5:00 PM
Challenges and Opportunities in Adapting Patient Navigation in Diabetes Care
Linda Fleisher, MPH, Kuang-Yi Wen, PhD, Theresa Berger, MBE, Rachel E. Gallo, BS and Suzanne M. Miller, PhD
5:30 PM
Acculturation and diabetes self-management practices among Hispanics in U.S.-Mexico border communities
Suad F. Ghaddar, PhD, Cynthia J. Brown, PhD and José A. Pagán, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Latino Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)