Expert: Culture-based approach holds promise for diabetes counseling

08/10/2011 | Endocrine Today

Cultural competency may help improve counseling for black patients with diabetes, an expert reported at the AADE Annual Meeting and Exhibition. "Using basic counseling tips, building on cultural practices, encouraging positive changes and showing genuine concern ... will improve outcomes, reduce health care disparities and shorten the cultural distance between health care providers and people with diabetes," registered dietitian Constance Brown-Riggs said.

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