Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 1020-4989
COMITE DE EDUCACION, DOTA. Standards for developing diabetes education programs in the Americas. Rev Panam Salud Publica [online]. 2001, vol.10, n.5, pp. 349-353. ISSN 1020-4989. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1020-49892001001100014.
The Declaration of the Americas (DOTA) recognizes the severity of diabetes in the Region of the Americas and the commitment of the governments of the Region to implement strategies and actions that can reduce the socioeconomic cost of diabetes and improve the quality of life of those who suffer from the disease. Given that, there is a need to incorporate diabetes education as an indispensable medical service in order to achieve the active participation of patients in controlling and treating the disease. The DOTA Education Committee prepared this document to specify the conditions and standards that a patient diabetes-education program should meet.
Keywords : diabetes; educación; diabetológica; DOTA.