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Diabetes Management and Oral Health

By |March 29th, 2022|Categories: Chronic Illness|Tags: |

Diabetes can also affect oral health. If you live with diabetes, it is essential to pay particular attention to your oral health and dental care and keep your blood glucose levels in the target range.

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Familismo & Fatalismo: How Cultural Beliefs Affect Health Care

By |March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Chronic Illness|

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of Americans. In addition to everyday tasks, people with diabetes require self-management of daily glucose levels, meals, physical activity, and medication to keep healthy. Hispanic/Latinos are the largest non-white group in the United States and have the highest rates of Diabetes as compared to other ethnic groups; this can be related to the lack of healthcare, genetics, obesity rates, insulin resistance, lower economic status, and sociocultural factors.

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How Community Health Workers can be a Cost-Effective Strategy to Reducing Emergency Department Use

By |February 25th, 2022|Categories: Emergency Management, Workforce Development|Tags: |

Frequent use of Emergency Departments (ED) by super-utilizers - account for between 21% to 28% of all ED visits.1 Super-Utilizers, may lean on emergency departments due to lack of health insurance, financial limitations, or lack of knowledge of available healthcare options. As health care systems work to reduce the use of emergency departments for non-emergencies, one strategy that has proven to be effective is the integration of Community Health Worker (CHW)s.

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