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Diabetes Self-Management for Mexican Americans


This feasibility study explores audience segment characteristics among Mexican Americans with type 2 diabetes ranging from low to high on acculturation and structural assimilation. Particular attention is devoted to examining associations between diabetes-related behaviors and beliefs and acculturation/structural assimilation that have been previously suggested through qualitative research.


Develop a future trial to test whether a tailored intervention can improve type 2 diabetes management among Mexican Americans.


Two hundred fifty Latinos who have self-reported diabetes and Mexican American ancestry. Participants are recruited via a combination of random-digit dialing and through a purchased sample.

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