Dulce Mothers: an intervention to reduce diabetes and cardiovascular risk in Latinas after gestational diabetes.

@article{PhilisTsimikas2014DulceMA,
  title={Dulce Mothers: an intervention to reduce diabetes and cardiovascular risk in Latinas after gestational diabetes.},
  author={Athena Philis-Tsimikas and Addie L. Fortmann and Sapna Dharkar-Surber and Johanna A Euyoque and M{\'o}nica Alberich Ruiz and James E. Schultz and Linda C. Gallo},
  journal={Translational behavioral medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={
          18-25
        }
}
Latina women with prior gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at elevated risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Few primary prevention programs are designed for low socioeconomic status, Spanish-speaking populations. We examined the effectiveness of a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) translation in low-income Latinas with a history of GDM. Eighty-four Latinas, 18-45 years old with GDM in the past 3 years, underwent an 8-week peer-educator-led group intervention, with… CONTINUE READING
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