Evidence-Based Diabetes Prevention Program for Latino Pre-Diabetics in City Heights

Evidence-Based Diabetes Prevention Program for Latino Pre-Diabetics in City Heights
Research paper
Description: 

This project developed a program for Latino individuals in the City Heights area focused on preventing adult onset diabetes. A review of the literature demonstrated that multiple barriers put this population at risk. These barriers include low socioeconomic status, food culture, fatalism, low health literacy, family history of diabetes, language barriers, low food availability, lack of transportation, putting family needs over their own, and fear of the healthcare system due to immigrant status. An educational program was designed to address those specific barriers and to promote healthy lifestyle changes. The program, based on the Lawrence Diabetes Prevention Program, will be implemented in five phases: Assessment of the Community, Identifying Risk Factors & Barriers, Program Curriculum, Community Support, and Implementation. The curriculum will be in the culturally appropriate language and focus on behavioral modifications, such as increased daily exercise and dietary modifications. The interventions of this program will be highly relational, creating support and accountability within the community. This will empower the participants to achieve their goals and engage in long-term lifestyle modifications to prevent the development of diabetes.

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WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00015419
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