Diabetes is a global epidemic and represents one of the greatest
burdens for the Mexican health and social insurance providers such
as Seguro Popular that covers 50.4% of the Mexican population, and
the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) that covers 38.1%
of the Mexican population. According to the 2016 National Health
and Nutrition Survey, almost 75% of the Mexican population over
20 years old is considered to be obese or overweight . Mexico is
a country with high diabetes prevalence (9,4%, ENSANUT, 2016).
While 87.8% of the people with diagnosed Diabetes are receiving
treatment, approximately 75% of individuals in Mexico with type
2 diabetes have not reached adequate glycemic control and will
continue to be a major challenge in terms of complications [1-4].
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Author Name: Alana Ortez
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Keywords: Online toolkit, Type 2 diabetes, Education.