Bodily Aesthetic Ideals Among Latinas With Type 2 Diabetes

The Diabetes Educator: October 4, 2013

Implications for Treatment Adherence, Access, and Outcomes

Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine how attitudes and practices related to bodily aesthetic ideals and self-care might inform the engagement of Latinas with type 2 diabetes (T2DM).

Methods Focus groups were used to collect qualitative data concerning bodily aesthetic ideals and diabetes management, including help-seeking experiences, from Latina women with T2DM (n = 29) receiving care through Latino Diabetes Initiative at the Joslin Diabetes Center. Focus groups were conducted in Spanish, audiotaped, transcribed, and content analyzed. Read more