According to a new study, care for diabetic patients that takes into account cultural specifics helps to increase life expectancy and lowers the level of diabetes-related complications. Healthcare systems throughout the world could do well to pay attention to the positive results.
The findings were gleaned from a San Diego study called Project Dulce. Investigating almost 4000 people with diabetes, the study focused on low-incomen, uninsured Latino diabetics .
Associate Professor at the University of California and lead researcher, Todd Gilmer, reportedly commented: “Better management results in reduced long-term complications, such as blindness, stroke, amputation and nerve damage.”
The study approached health care with a clear case-management and self-management goal. Another associate professor, Julienne Kirk, concluded: “Strategies such as [those used in the study] should help our awareness of the needs to reach overall goals and prevent long-term complications related to diabetes.”

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