Use of complementary and alternative therapies by rural African Americans with type 2 diabetes.

@article{Jones2006UseOC,
  title={Use of complementary and alternative therapies by rural African Americans with type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Randy A. Jones and Sharon Williams Utz and Jennifer A. Wenzel and Richard H. Steeves and Ivora D. Hinton and Dana Andrews and Alison Murphy and Norman Oliver},
  journal={Alternative therapies in health and medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={34-8}
}
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among non-Hispanic African American adults aged 20 years and older is 11.4%, compared to 8.4% non-Hispanic whites. Given the high rate of diabetes in this population, it is important to determine whether African Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and if so, what kind. Such information is important to healthcare professionals who prescribe therapies and make self-care recommendations to those with diabetes. The use of CAM by African… CONTINUE READING

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