Diabetes

Northern Exposure

Although many researchers still group them together with American Indians, Alaska Natives are finally emerging as a population with its own identity and unique health care needs.

Earth, Wind, Fire and Water

For American Indian and Alaska Native nurses, combining traditional beliefs with modern treatments not only provides culturally competent care but helps keep their heritage alive

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease in the Hispanic Community

 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease in the Hispanic Community

Patient-centered, culturally sensitive approaches are the key to meeting the needs of Hispanic/Latino patients with dementia, diabetes and other clinical co-morbidities.

Nurses and Eye Doctors: Teaming Up to Treat the Whole Patient

Nurses and Eye Doctors: Teaming Up to Treat the Whole Patient

Over 25 million Americans currently have diabetes. Perhaps more troubling is the 18.7% of all non-Hispanic blacks aged 20 years or older who currently have the disease. Fortunately, nurses can help combat this trend by fostering a partnership with optometrists, a key ally in early diabetes detection and prevention.

Family Support in the Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics

Family Support in the Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics

Diabetes is one of the most persistent health disparities affecting Hispanic communities. Fortunately, Hispanic patients rarely face the disease alone, bolstered by their culture of strong family support.

Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Diabetes Care

Racial and  Ethnic Disparity in Diabetes Care

Minority Americans pay a staggering price for disparities in diabetes care. There are as many reasons for these disparities as there are effects stemming from unequal treatment. Here, one researcher discusses the issue, including pertinent economic data, policy issues, the ethical issues at stake—and the relevance to the nursing profession.

Medication Compliance in the African American Patient with Hypertension

Medication Compliance in the African American Patient with Hypertension

Hypertension is a serious health problem affecting African Americans more frequently than other ethnic groups. Here, one nurse observes the reasoning behind patients' antihypertensive medication noncompliance and how to properly educate them.

Diabetes Health Literacy Board Hopes to Close Patient Education Gaps

Poor literacy skills and diabetes have two things in common: They are reaching epidemic levels in the U.S. and they affect minority populations disproportionately. Put diabetes and low literacy together and the result is a recipe for disaster.

The Greatest Gift

How an HIV-positive nurse came to realize that his disease is a blessing in disguise--for both himself and his patients

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