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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.

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