Facilitators and Barriers to Knowledge Translation for Diabetes Management in Mexican Health Units

Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a major cause of death worldwide (“WHO | The top 10 causes of death,” 2014). In Mexico, high incidence rates of diagnosed T2D (9.2%) and obesity (34.4%) pose a burden for the health system (Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica (INSP), 2012b). A national strategy for diabetes management, the Grupos de Ayuda Mutua (GAM), has been implemented, in response to rising T2D rates. Individual GAMs consist of peer-support and education and clinical attention by a health care team. The proposed study aims to investigate the barriers and facilitators to clinical guideline adherence from the perspectives of health professionals currently involved in GAMs. Findings from the proposed study could then be used by decision makers to inform policy and improve the current GAM model which could increase effectiveness for diabetes management and prevention.

Faculty Supervisor:

Lucie Lévesque


Carla Teixeira






Queen's University


Globalink Research Award

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