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Indo-Guyanese faith-based diabetes programs would be feasible, helpful

April 1, 2015

While Indo-Guyanese immigrants with diabetes appear to have good relationships with their physicians and receive minimally acceptable diabetes care, this population lacks access to clinical specialists and diabetes self-management education, according to recent findings.

These findings suggest that a diabetes self-management (DSM) intervention in the setting of a faith-based organization could play a valuable role in addressing these shortcoming to diabetes care, according to the researchers.

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