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Resources by Topic: Diabetes

Public Health and Information Technology at the United States-Mexico Border: Examples Show Potential
Examines the use of health information technology (HIT) in public health programs at the United States-Mexico border, with an emphasis on frontier and rural health. Includes examples of successful projects addressing tuberculosis, immunizations, and diabetes.
Date: 02/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Barriers to Diabetes Self-management Education Programs in Underserved Rural Arkansas: Implications for Program Evaluation
Describes barriers faced during the implementation of DSME (Diabetes Self-Management Education) programs in medically underserved rural areas of Arkansas. Includes county maps showing the DSME program status and prevalence of diabetes.
Author(s): Appathurai Balamurugan, Mark Rivera, Leonard Jack, Kristen Allen, Sharon Morris
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 3(1)
Date: 01/2006
Type: Document
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Elements of Successful Rural Diabetes Management Programs
Discusses innovations implemented by rural chronic disease management programs. Explored how local innovations overcame challenges of the rural setting in order to provide effective and efficient disease management.
Author(s): Roslyn Fraser, Anne M. Skinner, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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A Field-Based Approach to Support Improved Diabetes Care in Rural States
Describes an effective approach that supported rural primary care practices in Montana and Wyoming to provide improved diabetes care.
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Johnson, Wanda L. Webb, Janet M. McDowall, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 2(4)
Date: 10/2005
Type: Document
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Preventing Chronic Disease: Border Health Special Issue
Thematic issue focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region and particularly on diabetes outreach and education.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 2(1)
Date: 01/2005
Type: Document
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Assessment of Barriers to the Delivery of Medicare Reimbursed Diabetes Self-Management Education in Rural Areas
Explores the barriers that rural practitioners face in providing Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) to Medicare beneficiaries.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): M. Paige Powell, Saundra H. Glover, Janice C. Probst, Sarah B. Laditka
Date: 09/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Diabetes & Hypertension among Rural Hispanics: Disparities in Diagnostics and Disease Management
Reports findings from a project that examined the association of Hispanic ethnicity and rural residence on diagnosis of diabetes and hypertension, poor medical control among those known to have these conditions, and likelihood of having undiagnosed diabetes or hypertension.
Author(s): Arch G. Mainous III, Richelle Koopman, Mark E. Geesey
Date: 08/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Health Disparities Experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives
Thematic issue focused on American Indian/Alaska Native health disparities related to diabetes, cancer, bronchiolitis, injury mortality, and vaccination rates.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 52(30)
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: Asthma, Diabetes, and Congestive Heart Failure in South Carolina
Reports findings from a study that looked at hospitalization for diabetes, congestive heart failure, and asthma among South Carolina residents aged 50-64 who were insured by Medicaid or by a large private insurance plan.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Charity Moore, Elizabeth G. Baxley, John L. Lammie
Date: 05/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Rural Healthy People 2010
A three-volume publication that focuses on the top rural health concerns and objectives associated with the Healthy People 2010 focus areas. Volume 1 contains brief overviews of the top ten rural health priority areas, as well as associated models for practice. Volume 2 contains in-depth literature reviews for each of the top rural health priority areas. Volume 3 addresses additional focus areas, with overviews, literature reviews, and accompanying models for practice.
Date: 2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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