With the increasing of diabetes incidence and resource constraints worldwide, it is increasingly important to develop and evaluate low-cost interventions in high risk communities. The proposed study will determine if integrating community workers (CW) in rural, underserved communities to provide self-management support will improve patient outcomes. This intervention will be compared with standard diabetes self-management education, which is not supported by CW. Training, a web-site and supervision from diabetes educators will be available to the CW as an ongoing resource. We will evaluate patient outcomes, CW satisfaction and retention rates, and the long term impact and sustainability of the project.
73rd Scientific Sessions of the ADA, Chicago (USA), June 2013
74th Scientific Sessions of the ADA, San Francisco (USA), June 2014
North American Primary Care Research Group 2015 annual meeting, Cancun (Mexico), October 2015