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Diabetes management for patients with cultural differences

January 31, 2015

The American Association of Diabetes Educators has developed five tips to help health care providers teach patients with cultural differences to manage their type 2 diabetes.

“Individualizing care increases the likelihood that any patient will have success in his or her self-care plan,” Joan Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDE, FAADE, president of the AADE, said in the tip sheet. “Addressing cultural influences is an important factor in that individualization. Familiarity with the patient’s cultural background is a good place to start.”

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