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Table 3 Participant responses regarding the Partners in Care class content found most useful (n = 314)

From: Implementation outcomes of a culturally adapted diabetes self-management education intervention for Native Hawaiians and Pacific islanders

Response Topic Participant Responses
Diabetes self-management class content •The role of blood glucose, insulin, and the pancreas in diabetes
•How self-monitoring can show blood glucose level at any time and can help prevent the consequences of very high or very low blood glucose
•The benefits of diabetes medications, how they control blood glucose, and side effects
•What blood glucose and A1C numbers mean and what they should be to prevent complications
•What my blood pressure numbers mean
•Good cholesterol versus bad cholesterol
•How to ask family and friends for help with self-management
•Participating in group discussions to share experiences and ideas
Diet and physical activity •Increased awareness and understanding of relationship between food and blood glucose
•How to read food labels to reduce dietary fat and sugar
•Importance of getting family included in healthy eating and exercise to prevent diabetes
•Alternative cooking methods such as grilling, steaming, baking
•Healthier serving sizes of foods
•The role of physical activity and how it can improve blood glucose, blood pressure, and stress
•How to incorporate physical activity into everyday activities
Complications •How diabetes affects nerves and stress level
•How diabetes can affect teeth and gums
•How diabetes can affect the eyes
•Importance of foot care