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QUINONEZ-TAPIA, Francisco; VARGAS-GARDUNO, María de Lourdes  and  SOLTERO-AVELAR, Rubén. Wixáritari with diabetes mellitus and their links with the disease: From the appearance of the symptom to a first explanation. Salud colect. [online]. 2019, vol.15, e1856. ISSN 1669-2381.

This article explores the process of construction of the conceptual, referential and operative schema among the wixáritari population regarding type 2 diabetes mellitus in a community of Jalisco, Mexico, from the appearance of the first symptom to a possible explanation of the disease. This is a qualitative study performed with the phenomenological method using in-depth interviews to collect information. There were seven participants. The data was processed with Bakhtin’s discourse analysis, based on Pichon Rivière’s theory of the link. It was found that the wixáritari population with diabetes develop their conceptual, referential and operative schema over a period of three to five years, based on three links: the symptoms in the body, the explanation the wixáritari give regarding their symptoms, and the explanations of the social space of the disease. The wixáritari develop a series of links and conceptual, referential and operative schema that allow them to validate an explanation of what they experience in their body, in a confrontational and painful process full of affirmations and denial until reaching a synthesis that allows them to achieve a full understanding of their situation and implement behaviors to care for their health.

Keywords : Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Health of Indigenous Peoples; Mexico.

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