diabetes, indigenous populations, Guatemala
Diabetes is becoming a common disease among indigenous populations in Guatemala. They perceive diabetes not only as a medical disease, but also a condition linked to emotions. They say they have total confidence in the official health system, but in practice they rely on the ancestral Mayan knowledge of the healers and spiritual guides to complement biomedical treatments.
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences
Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State
Cohn De Leon, Liesl, "Perceptions And Practices Of Indigenous Populations About Diabetes In Guatemala" (2021). English Language Institute. 146.
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