Despite recent therapeutic advances, diabetes remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Clinicians caring for people with diabetes often find that low health literacy interferes with diabetes care. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine which diabetes-related misunderstandings or potentially maladaptive health beliefs were present among people at a low-income community clinic in Harris County, TX, and to determine the effect of such misconceptions on A1C values.

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