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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of lay diabetes facilitators (LDFs) to increase knowledge and improve control among persons with diabetes. Methodology. A prospective cohort study was conducted among persons with diabetes in 16 health care centres in Jamaica to evaluate the effect of LDFs on glycaemia [haemoglobin A1c(More)
The efficacy and tolerability of acarbose was studied in type 2 diabetic patients eating a typical Jamaican diet. The study was an open label parallel group study without placebo control. Of the 51 subjects recruited, five (9.8%) did not complete the study and were excluded from further analysis. Six (13%) of the remaining 46 had adverse side effects and(More)
The high prevalence (17.9%) of diabetes mellitus and its attendant costs have been recognized for some time. The diabetic public has hitherto been too oriented to seeking health care at the secondary and tertiary health care centres; a much too costly approach. As a part of a wellness promotion thrust as well as an awareness and intervention strategy, a(More)
The purpose of this paper is to report the dramatic changes in the point prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the adult population of Jamaica following education intervention. The initial prevalence in the 15-and-over age group was determined by a two-stage stratified random sampling design in 1993. In 1997, the University of the West Indies Diabetes Outreach(More)
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