Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Document Type

Major Paper


Zvart Onanian School of Nursing



Date of Original Version

December 2023


Diabetes is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States (Trout & et al., 2019). The prevalence of diabetes in the Hispanic community is higher compared to other racial groups (Philis-Tsimikas & et al., 2022). It is critical to address the diabetes disparities within our communities and provide Hispanics who have diabetes with the adequate education and health care needed.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), many innovative programs and interventions have proven to be effective in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in Latinos and in other minority groups. These innovative, culturally tailored interventional programs which consist of educational sessions that include lectures using telenovelas or small video clips, activities such as cooking healthy ethnic food and exercises such as dancing to ethnic music, group walks, or yoga exercises in their native language have proven to be effective and motivating for the Hispanic population.

This project will investigate the barriers, cost, knowledge deficits, and interventions targeted to the Hispanic community. Also, this educational project will use evidence-based research to address diabetes educational deficits in the Hispanic community with the goals of lowering the risk of diabetes and improving the quality of life for Latinos who have diabetes using culturally tailored techniques. This project will consist of one session of 45 minutes duration for about 5 weeks teaching Hispanics who are at risk of having type 2 diabetes or have diabetes about how to prevent it and manage their disease.

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