Profile of diabetes mellitus among immigrants from Guyana: Epidemiology and implications for community action Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Emigrants and Immigrants

abstract

  • We found a very high prevalence of type 2 diabetes among the Guyanese patient population studied and found unique characteristics when compared with other ethnic and racial groups. These findings have alerted local clinicians to intensify diabetes screening among Guyanese patients. Furthermore, in response to these findings, a broad coalition including public health, clinical, and community groups has been established with the goal of developing culturally appropriate strategies to prevent and control diabetes among Guyanese residents.

publication date

  • September 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3501736

PubMed ID

  • 23140079

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 473

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 22

number

  • 4