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Language Barrier May Keep Some Hispanics From Good Diabetes Care – Arizona Daily Star

Language barrier can make a lot of things in life difficult. It may not be as easy to communicate about issues especially at the doctors. This is why many Hispanic patients do not get the treatment they need for diabetes. This is because it can not be fully explained to them, which includes treatments.

    Key Takeaways:

  • The study found that more than 60 percent of Spanish-speaking Hispanic patients did not take newly prescribed diabetes drugs as directed.
  • That’s compared to about 52 percent of English-speaking Hispanics, and 37.5 percent of white patients, the researchers said.
  • Our study among insured patients suggests that more needs to be done to improve adherence to newly prescribed medications among Latino patients at all levels of English proficiency.

“more than 60 percent of Spanish-speaking Hispanic patients did not take newly prescribed diabetes drugs as directed. That’s compared to about 52 percent of English-speaking Hispanics, and 37.5 percent of white patients”

http://tucson.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/language-barrier-may-keep-some-hispanics-from-good-diabetes-care/article_2372f2d8-7ced-5750-b051-8d5c77e20da3.html

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