Master of Public Health (MPH)
Environmental and Occupational Health
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Kathryn H. Korgan
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Diabetes is a chronic disease where the body has the inability to control the sugar levels in the blood to convert into to usable energy needed to fuel the body's cells. Some common diabetic complications include heart disease, stroke, amputations, and possibly blindness. It can be successfully managed with routine care of monitoring of sugar levels, eating a healthy diet, and daily exercise. The occurrence of type 2 diabetes is rising rapidly worldwide, but is a burden for AI/ANs (American Indian/Alaska Natives) at a substantially disproportionate rate. The purpose of this pilot study was to participate in a one-day curriculum assessment, focusing on the management of AI/ANs who are currently living with diabetes. The goal of the curriculum assessment was to help facilitate discussions among AI/ANs about living with diabetes, identifying support from family and other social outlets, and developing coping skills for the management of diabetes. The information resulting from the assessment will benefit AI/ANs living with type 2 diabetes, as well as assist diabetes educators/health professionals in providing quality resources and support services which incorporate emotional and self-management skills, and ways to communicate effectively with family members about the disease.
Diabetes – Study and teaching; Diabetes curriculum; Diabetes mellitus; Indians of North America –Urban residence; Patient education; Qualitative research; Social cognitive theory; Type 2 diabetes; Urban American Indian
Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Endocrine System Diseases | Indigenous Studies | Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Claw, Eudora Lynette, "New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide Adaptation for Living with Diabetes among an Urban American Indian Community" (2014). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2174.
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