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http://tde.sagepub.com/ The Diabetes Educator http://tde.sagepub.com/content/36/4/586 The online version of this article can be found at: DOI: 10.1177/0145721710371524 2010 36: 586 originally published online 10 June 2010 The Diabetes Educator Arrom Amparo Castillo, Aida Giachello, Robin Bates, Jeannie Concha, Vanessa Ramirez, Carlos Sanchez, Eve Pinsker and Jose Community-based Diabetes Education for Latinos : The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com On behalf of: American Association of Diabetes Educators can be found at: The Diabetes Educator Additional services and information for http://tde.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Email Alerts: http://tde.sagepub.com/subscriptions Subscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Reprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Permissions: at BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV on September 13, 2010 tde.sagepub.com Downloaded from
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The Diabetes EDUCATOR 586 Volume 36, Number 4, July/August 2010 Amparo Castillo, MD Aida Giachello, PhD Robin Bates, PhD Jeannie Concha, PhD, MPH Vanessa Ramirez, MPH Carlos Sanchez, MD Eve Pinsker, PhD Jose Arrom, MA Jane Addams College of Social Work, Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (Dr Castillo, Dr Giachello, Dr Sanchez, Dr Pinsker, Mr Arrom); Global Health Division, Project Hope, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Dr Concha); and General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (Ms Ramirez). Correspondence to Amparo Castillo, MD, Midwest Latino Health Research Training and Policy Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 636, Chicago, IL 60608 (amparo@uic.edu). Acknowledgments: This project was funded by USDHHS/CDC, grant U50/ CCU517388-01, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Dr Giachello from October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2009. Bayer Pharmaceuticals provided glucose meters and strips through an educational grant to the Chicago Southeast Diabetes Community Action Coalition. All contributors were employed at the Midwest Latino Health Research Training and Policy Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. No author received extra compensation for article preparation. We acknowledge the work of community health workers Ada Caranton, Alicia Lopez, Olivia Hernandez, Nora Coronado, and Carmen Luna for their contribution to the implementation of this program. We appreciate the help that Mayra Estrella, MPH, and Gandarvaka Gray provided with data analysis. DOI: 10.1177/0145721710371524 © 2010 The Author(s) Community-based Diabetes Education for Latinos The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program Purpose The purpose of this study was to conduct a diabetes edu- cation program delivered by community health workers (CHWs) in community settings and to evaluate its effec- tiveness in improving glycemic control and self-manage- ment skills in Hispanics/Latinos with type 2 diabetes. Methods
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