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Family Education Diabetes Series

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Aboriginal people, North America; community-based programs; diabetes; health care disparities; illness and disease, chronic; obesity / overweight; participatory action research (PAR); research, action; social support
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Tai Mendenhall

The Family Education Diabetes Series (FEDS) is an example of an effort to work together to transcend conventional top-down, service-delivery approaches to care. Community-based participatory research is beginning to show promise as a way to partner contemporary biomedical knowledge with the lived-experience, wisdom, and customs of Indigenous people. Pilot findings assessing its value and impact across key diabetes-relevant variables are exceptional.

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