Importance of cultural issues in managing a patient with diabetes

Consult Pharm. 2007 May;22(5):431-7. doi: 10.4140/tcp.n.2007.431.


Diabetes is highly prevalent in different ethnic groups. In the Hispanic population there are unique health care beliefs and practices that may affect diabetes care and management. It is important for pharmacists to understand these beliefs and other cultural issues in providing care to these persons with diabetes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cultural Diversity*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / ethnology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / psychology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / therapy*
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Hispanic or Latino / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Pharmacists
  • Professional Role
  • Professional-Patient Relations