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Resources by Topic: Diabetes

Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Communities: Age, Income, and Health Status
Summary of key findings from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy funded Rural Health Research Centers' most recent research on the demographics and health status of rural residents. Features statistics comparing mortality and incidence of various health conditions in rural and urban areas, and poverty rates in the South, West, Midwest, and Northeast United States. Provides links to each of the referenced source documents.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Diabetes & Obesity in Oklahoma, 2016
Provides a map showing obesity and diabetes rates by county for Oklahoma.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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Network Spotlight: Bootheel Health Alliance, Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Inc.
Features interviews with the CEO and Community Outreach Specialist at Bootheel Health Alliance regarding how their network is collaborating with a wide range of organizations to address disparities in obesity and diabetes in their region of Missouri. Includes information on the network characteristics, challenges, best practices, and advice for others developing networks.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Assessing Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit of the Trinity Hospital Twin City Fit for Life Program for Weight Loss and Diabetes Prevention in a Rural Midwestern Town
Reports on Fit For Life (FFL), a health education program that works to address the causes of obesity in rural settings and helps program participants lose weight. Highlights discussion on assessing effectiveness, replication, and cost-effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in a rural Appalachian Ohio county. Covers lessons learned and practice implications.
Author(s): Timothy McKnight, Jennifer R. Demuth, Natalie Wilson, Jonathon P. Leider, Alana Knudson
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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Long-term Outcomes of Lifestyle Intervention to Prevent Diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: The Special Diabetes Program for Indians Diabetes Prevention Program
Highlights a study on long-term outcomes of diabetes prevention efforts in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Details outcomes over a 10 year period and breaks down data by age, physical activity, and weight, among other factors.
Author(s): Luohua Jiang, Ann Johnson, Katherine Pratte, et al.
Citation: Diabetes Care, 41(7), 1462-1470
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Diabetes Association
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Rural Wisconsin Chronic Disease Toolkit 2018
Toolkit compiles rural best practices that have shown success for improving chronic disease outcomes and population health by providing resources to address communication, Body Mass Index (BMI), diabetes care, blood pressure control, and chronic disease management.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
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Engaging Native American Caregivers in Youth-Focused Diabetes Prevention and Management
Results of a study to assess feasibility and acceptability of enrolling adult caregivers in the Together on Diabetes program, using data collected in 4 Native American reservations in the southwestern United States, from 2012-2015. Features statistics on 256 youth and 226 caregivers, including age, sex, and diabetes status.
Author(s): Rachel Chambers, Summer Rosenstock, Melissa Walls, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Nebraska Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease by Local Health Department Service Area
Describes the prevalence of obesity, hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes at the county-level and by the local health department service area using 2015 and 2016 data.
Author(s): Ami Sedani
Date: 05/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Intent-to-Treat Analysis of a Simultaneous Multisite Telehealth Diabetes Prevention Program
Demonstrates the effectiveness of a 16-week diabetes prevention program (DPP) administered to 15 rural Montana communities using telehealth technology from a single urban medical site. Compares the findings with a concurrent study of a single urban face-to-face DPP intervention.
Author(s): Elizabeth L Ciemins, Patricia J Coon, Nicholas C Coombs, Barbara L Holloway, Elizabeth J Mullette, et al.
Citation: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, 6(1)
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
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Diabetes-Related Hospital Mortality in Rural America: A Significant Cause for Concern
Examines hospital-based diabetes-related mortality from 2009-2014, emphasizing urban and rural differences across 4 census regions. Features statistics with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density, including noncore.
Author(s): Alva O. Ferdinand, Marvellous A. Akinlotan, Timothy H. Callaghan, Samuel D. Towne, Jr., Jane N. Bolin
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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