Middle-aged Appalachians living with diabetes mellitus: a family affair.

  title={Middle-aged Appalachians living with diabetes mellitus: a family affair.},
  author={Brenda Lohri-Posey},
  journal={Family & community health},
  volume={29 3},
Understanding the experiences of low-income Appalachians living with type 2 diabetes mellitus is needed to provide culturally sensitive care. For this qualitative study, 13 adults were recruited from 2 low-income clinics in northern West Virginia through purposive sampling. Through in-depth interviews with the participants, 4 themes were identified: (1) achieving a balance between diet and family needs, (2) adapting to fluctuations in energy levels, (3) balancing family relationships with self… CONTINUE READING

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