Thursday, May 17, 2012

Aprende a Vivir, a diabetes novela, released to help Spanish-speaking diabetes patients find the right treatment

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released Aprende a Vivir (Learn to Live), a video novella to help Spanish-speaking diabetes patients compare their treatment options and find one that is best for them. Patterned after Latin American-style soap operas, Aprende vivir tells the story of the head of a family, and his health problems caused by poor management of his type 2 diabetes. Data from AHRQ’s 2011National Healthcare Disparities Report show that in 2008 Hispanics were more than twice as likely as whites to be hospitalized for uncontrolled diabetes without complications and about two times more likely to be hospitalized for long-term complications from diabetes. 

Aprende a Vivir (Learn to Live) is a three-episode Spanish-language videonovela that provides information about type 2 diabetes management. The story reflects the reality of many Hispanics with type 2 diabetes who stop taking their medication due to unpleasant side effects or other reasons.

Aprende a Vivir es una videonovela en espanol de tres episodios que le ofrece informacion para controlar la diabetes tipo 2. La trama refleja la realidad de muchos hispanos que padecen de diabetes tipo 2 y que dejan de tomar sus medicamentos porque experimentan efectos secundarios desagradables u por otras razones.

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