New Online ‘Videonovela’ Series Helps Spanish-Speakers Compare Diabetes Treatments
A new online Spanish-language videonovela, Aprende a vivir (Learn to Live), features messages to help diabetes patients compare their treatment options to find a regimen that works best for them.
The three-episode videonovela series, being distributed by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), tells the story of Don Felipe, who has type 2 diabetes and is head of the Jiménez family, and how he is having a problem learning to manage his disease.
Don Felipe, with the support of his family, comes to understand that he needs to speak with his health care team about his treatment options rather than skip his medication because of side effects.
Episode 3 will be released May 10, 2012.
Nearly 12% of Hispanics age 20 or older had been diagnosed with diabetes.
Find more in Spanish on diabetes here.
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