Diabetes control with reciprocal peer support versus nurse care management: a randomized trial.

@article{Heisler2010DiabetesCW,
  title={Diabetes control with reciprocal peer support versus nurse care management: a randomized trial.},
  author={Michele Heisler and Sandeep Vijan and Fatima Makki and John D. Piette},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={153 8},
  pages={507-15}
}
Context Many patients with diabetes have elevated blood glucose levels despite being in standard treatment programs. Contribution When researchers paired similar diabetic patients and encouraged them to talk with each other weekly, the patients' HbA1c levels decreased 0.6% more than those of control patients in a nurse care management program. Caution All patients were male veterans, and the study lasted only 6 months. Implication Pairing diabetic patients facing similar self-management… CONTINUE READING
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