Implementation of a culture sensitive peer/lay diabetes education program for adults with type 2 diabetes in six english speaking Caribbean countries by 2014 (ST12-035)

Last update: 19/04/2017
  • Location :
    Jamaica, Grenada, Antigua, Belize, St Lucia, Barbados
    Topic :
    Duration :
    May 1, 2013 - February 1, 2015
    Main Institution :
    Diabetes Association of Jamaica
    Other institution :
    University of Technology (Jamaica); Pan American Health Organisation; University of West Indies; Regional Diabetes Associations; Ministries of Health
    Principal investigator :
    Errol Morrison
    Other investigator :
    Shelly McFarlane; Cliff Riley; Novie Younger
    Amount allocated :
    USD 64.606
    Objectives :
    Diabetes is the 3rd leading cause of death in the Caribbean. This is further compounded by high rates of net migration of health care professionals in the region, particularly nurses. Training of nurses to provide diabetes education in primary care has not been sustainable. Diabetes Education plays an integral role in diabetes management therefore the lack of it may contribute to poor management and high occurrences of complications. The study is aimed at evaluating existing lay diabetes education curricula to ascertain if it meets the needs of peer/lay educators as a culturally specific tool unique to each participating Caribbean countries.


  • World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne (Australia), December 2013
  • World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver (Canada), December 2015 (2 posters)


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