Martin J. Abrahamson

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OBJECTIVE To explore physicians' awareness of and responses to type 2 diabetic patients' social and emotional difficulties. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted semistructured interviews with 19 physicians. Interviews were transcribed, coded, and analyzed using thematic analysis. RESULTS Three themes emerged: 1) physicians' awareness of patients'(More)
The incidence of diabetes mellitus is projected to continue to increase worldwide over the next 20 years leading to increased costs in the management of the disease and its associated co-morbidities. Insulin replacement is one of many treatment options that can help to bring about near normoglycemia in the patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic heat stress and dehydration from strenuous work in hot environments is considered an essential component of the epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Central America. OBJECTIVE (1) To assess feasibility of providing an intervention modelled on OSHA's Water.Rest.Shade programme (WRS) during sugarcane cutting and (2) to prevent heat(More)
Nutrition therapy as part of lifestyle care is recommended for people with type 2 diabetes. However, most people with diabetes do not follow this guideline. Changing eating habits involves obtaining knowledge and building practical skills such as shopping, meal preparation, and food storage. Just as fitness coaches use their specific knowledge base in(More)
D iabetic patients experience disproportionately high rates of depression, distress, and other psychosocial difficulties (1) that interfere with glycemia and self-care (2). Physicians recognize the frequency and seriousness of patients' emotional struggles (3,4); however, many report that intervening is challenging because of limited treatment options, time(More)
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