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diabetes, diabetes self-management education, group care, group medical appointments



  1. Esden, Jana L. DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
  2. Nichols, Mary R. PhD, APRN, FNP-BC


Abstract: The purpose of this project was to evaluate the efficacy of group diabetes care for an underserved population using a patient-centered approach with the inclusion of interactive diabetes self-management education. In place of the traditional office visit, patients attended three group visits. Improvements in diabetes knowledge and patient-perceived self-efficacy resulted.