Loretta T Lee

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OBJECTIVE To determine the association between race, region and pre-diabetes. METHOD The study used 2003-2007 United States baseline data from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study for this cross-sectional analysis. Participants in this study were 45years or older at recruitment. Logistic regression was used to assess(More)
Older adults are disproportionately affected by diabetes, which is associated with increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, decreased quality of life (QOL), and increased health care costs. The purpose of the current study was to assess the relationships between social support, self-efficacy, and QOL in a sample of 187 older African American and(More)
BACKGROUND Caring for older adults with diabesity can be challenging for primary care nurse practitioners. The purpose of this study was to examine whether there would be an additive effect of diabesity on depressive symptoms and physical functioning of older adults. We hypothesized that there is an additive effect of diabesity on depressive symptoms and(More)
Hyperglycemia is a common problem in the diabetic patient after an acute stroke. Maintaining therapeutic blood glucose levels in diabetics during extreme physiologic stress can present extreme challenges. Reasonably tight, yet therapeutic, control of glycemia in the diabetic stroke patient must be a priority. This article evaluates strategies for lowering(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to explore current dietary practices and perceived barriers to healthy eating in non-Hispanic black men with type 2 diabetes. METHODS Four 90-minute focus groups held in September and October 2011 were led by a trained moderator with a written guide to facilitate discussion on dietary practices and barriers to healthy(More)
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