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Diabetes care in the U.S.-Mexico border region

McEwen, Marylyn M. MS, PhD; Rentfro, Anne MS, PhD(c); Vincent, Deborah MS, PhD

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000346588.20572.e1
Features: CROSS-CULTURAL HEALTHCARE

Health officials estimate that 1.2 million adult residents of the U.S.-Mexico border region have type 2 diabetes mellitus. NPs caring for these patients face numerous challenges and require additional skills to meet the needs of this population.

Marylyn M. McEwen is an Associate Professor at The University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Tucson. Anne Rentfro is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, School of Nursing, Brownsville, Texas. Deborah Vincent is an Associate Professor at The University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Tucson.

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