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Project Dulce Helps Diabetics Live Healthier Lives

Project Dulce Helps Diabetics Live Healthier Lives

Diabetes, which is especially prevalent among Latinos, often strikes fear in those who are newly-diagnosed. To counter that, and to break through cultural misunderstandings, Scripps Health provides funding for a community benefit program called Project Dulce. The program, which has been operating in San Diego County since 1997, provides diabetes-trained nurses and registered dietitians who work with patients to manage their disease and thus live longer, healthier lives. It also uses peer counselors who are fellow diabetics, and quickly builds trust with the community it serves . This CHA video looks at how the program works at one clinic in Escondido.

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