Diabetes in Black America : public health and clinical solutions to a national crisis / Leonard Jack, Jr., editor ; foreword by Vivian Fonseca ; afterword by Garth N. Graham.

Roscoe, Ill. : Hilton Pub. Co., 2010.
xviii, 502 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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""Finally, we have a compendium of solutions to the national crisis of the increasing burden of diabetes in Black America. Chapter contributors are nationally recognized experts in public health, health education, medicine, psychology, health policy, sociology, nursing, dentistry, and optometry. This book will become the "Bible" for all health care providers and concerned partners to overcome the nation's major health care delivery concerns we face today."---Lois Jovanovic, MD. CEO & Chief Scientific Officer, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute & Associate Editor, Diabetes Care" ""A remarkable resource that provides a comprehensive examination of the clinical issues and public health consequences of a disease that has long adversely impacted African Americans. Readers of this book cannot fail to gain new insights into the myriad aspects of diabetes---clinical, social, cultural, interpersonal, familial and much more. Dr. Jack's sure hand in editing this volume reflects his years of professional experience in this field."---Elizabeth Fontham, DrPH, Dean, School of Public Health, LSU Health Sciences Center" ""This book details diabetes in the African American Community and gives a wealth of information to health care professionals and the public that can be used for the prevention and control of type 2 Diabetes. This book can also serve as a resource for health care policy makers to institute Policies to deal with this epidemic."---James W. Reed, MD, MACP, FACE, Professor of Medicine, Chief of Endocrinology, Morehouse School of Medicine & Author of "Living with Diabetes"" ""A Comprehensive assessment of diabetes and its debilitating effects upon African Americans... Accessible and insightful research that will help to empower us as a community and strengthen us as individuals."---Norman C. Francis, President, Xavier University of Louisiana"--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword / Vivian Fonseca -- PART I. THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL BURDEN OF DIABETES AND RELATED CO-MORBIDITIES -- 1. Introduction / Leonard Jack -- 2. The Epidemiology of Diabetes in African Americans / Melicia C. Whitt-Glover -- 3. Relationship between Obesity and Diabetes in the African American Community / Krista Mincey -- PART II. DIABETES-RELATED COMPLICATIONS: SCREENING, TREATMENT, AND HEALTH, AND HEALTH OUTCOMES -- 4. Diabetes Guidelines: How Applicable Are They to African American Patients? / Kevin Hood McKinney -- 5. Vision Impairment and Diabetic Retinopathy Among Africans Americans / Joseph J. Pizzimenti -- 6. Diabetes and Oral Health among African Americans: A Strategic Farmework to Eliminats Disparities / Jae S. Brown -- 7. The Minority Intervestion and Kidney Education (MIKE) Program: A Comunity-Based Program of the American Kidney Fund / Trina E. Frazier -- PART III. FAMILY CHARACTRISTICS AND FAMILY RISK -- 8. African American Famillies and Diabetes Care Across the Lifespan / Laura G. Daughtary -- 9. Family History of Diabetes, Risk Factor Awareness and Health Behaviors / Tiffany L. Gary-Webb -- PART IV. BLACK MEN'S HEALTH ISSUES -- 10. Exploring Mesculinity and the Social Context: Research and Practics Implications for Black Men Living with Diabetes / Adewale Troutman -- 11. Diabetes-Associated Erectile Dysfunction in Black Men / David Penson -- PART V. BLACK WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES -- 12. Climbing the Crystal Stair: African American Women and Diabetes / Ama Arthur Rowe -- 13. Initiating Diabetes Self-Management Education During Pregnancy to Improve Long-Term Health Outcomes for African American Women and Children / Hildegarde Payne -- PART VI. DIABETES INTERVENTIONS DELIVERED IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS -- 14. Engaging the Diabetic Community within Black Populations / Joyce Buckner-Brown -- 15. Community Health Workers and Their Roles in Diabetes Prevention Control / Florene Linnen -- 16. Diabetes Prevention and Control in African American Communities: Lessons from the Mississippi State Department of Health / Bettye Daniel -- 17. Church-Based Interventions to Address Chronic Disease among African Americans / Leonard Jack -- PART VII. SOCIAL DETERMINATS OF HEALTH -- 18. Impllications of Racism for Black Americans' Diabetes Management and Outcomes / Katrina Ellis -- 19. Dimenssions of Social Insquity on African American Neighborhoods: The Influence of Segregation, Disinvestment, and the Accessbility of Healthy Foods / Richard Scribner -- 20. Addressing Health Literacy Challenges Faced by African Americans with Diabetes / Pattis J. Tucker -- 21. The Essential Role of Cultural Competency in Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in the African American Community / Vivian H. Jackson -- 22. The Psychosocial Health of African Americans Living with Diabetes: Impllications for Diabetes Management and Metabolic Control / Kathleen B. Kannedy -- PART VIII. PREVENTING AND CONTROLLING DIABETES THROUGH LIFESTYLE-BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS -- 23. Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes among African American Adults / Felicia Hill-Briggs -- 24. The Employer's Role in Reducing Health Disparities through Diabetes Prevention and Control / Marsha Davis -- 25. Tobacco Use Among African Americans: Implications for Diabetes Onset and Management / Leonard Jack -- 26. Nutrition in the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in African Americans / Serdia O. Mack -- 27. Pharmacist-Directed Diabetes Education and Care to African Americans / Eva M. Vivian -- PART IX. EXPLORING ASPECTS OF HEALTH POLICY, HEALTH ADVOCACY. HEALTH CARE COVERAGE AND UTILIZATION -- 28. Health Insurance Coverage, Race/Ethnicity, and Access to Medical Care / Peter Cunningham -- 29. The Role of Health Policy, Advocacy and Health Equity in Health Systems Improvements to Eliminate Health Disparities / Peggy A. Honore -- Afterword / Garth Graham.
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