Personal tools
You are here: Home Resources for Health Professionals Research Community-based Diabetes Education for Latinos: The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

Community-based Diabetes Education for Latinos: The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

The Diabetes Educator published online 10 June 2010: Amparo Castillo, Aida Giachello, Robin Bates, Jeannie Concha, Vanessa Ramirez, Carlos Sanchez, Eve Pinsker and Jose Arrom

The purpose of this study was to conduct a diabetes education program delivered by community health workers (CHWs) in community settings and to evaluate its effectiveness in improving glycemic control and self-management skills in Hispanics/Latinos with type 2 diabetes.

Based on the results, the study concluded that a diabetes self-management education program for Hispanics/Latinos led by CHWs can be implemented in community settings and may effectively improve behavioral skills and glycemic control.

Read abstract

Read full article

Document Actions
This Site Is...
...a clearinghouse of activities, ideas, best practices, links and resources.  We aim to provide useful, credible information to the Washington State Diabetes Network, and to foster collaboration and communication. The Washington State Diabetes Network is a broad array of organizations and people working in public, private, tribal, community and academic/training sectors to prevent and control diabetes and hypertension among residents of Washington.
New Resources
Catch the new Mighty Mouth Diabetes and Oral Health animated video in English and Spanish MightyMouthButton

WIN211logocropped

 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs, including diabetes prevention and management. Dial 2-1-1 or visit win211.org