Diabetes in Different Populations
Different populations may respond to diabetes interventions in different ways. Before selecting your intervention strategies, you might think about how certain population characteristics may affect the success of your intervention. For example, population subgroups that differ by age, race or ethnicity, income or geography may respond differently to your intervention.
Based on existing diabetes interventions, the following considerations are “lessons learned” for each population subgroup. Despite the increasing accumulation of all types of evidence, knowledge about “how something should be done” remains limited (Rychetnik, 2004). Therefore, the considerations and strategies provided below may or may not be applicable to all subgroups. As always, it is important to work with the community to ensure intervention activities meet the needs of its people. Depending on the type of intervention you plan, it may be helpful to visit the population pages for related risks and conditions (Heart Disease and Stroke, Nutrition and Physical Activity).
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