We conducted focus groups with Latinos with diabetes and their family members and found that Latinos are interested in church-based diabetes programs. Church-based Latinos with diabetes and their family members were interested in peer-based diabetes self-management interventions; however, they preferred group-based to telephone-based one-to-one peer programs.
We also describe a model that demonstrates how many community members’ preferences can be integrated into a church-based diabetes self-management program, however, additional mechanisms to facilitate access to medical care may be necessary.
Principal Investigator: Arshiya A. Baig, MD, MPH, FACP
Cara A. Locklin, MPH
Abigail Wilkes, MPH
Donna Oborski RN, BSN
John Acevedo, MSW
Rita Gorawara-Bhat, PhD
Michael T. Quinn, PhD
Deborah L. Burnet, MD, MA
Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH
2011 Little Village Community Advisory Board
University of Chicago CTSA Pilot Grant (UL1RR02499)
National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Diabetes Research and Training Center (P60 DK20595)
NIDDK Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24 DK071933)