Peer support in type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial in primary care with parallel economic and qualitative analyses: pilot study and protocol

@article{Paul2007PeerSI,
  title={Peer support in type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial in primary care with parallel economic and qualitative analyses: pilot study and protocol},
  author={Gillian M Paul and Susan M Smith and David Leonard Whitford and Eamon O'Shea and Fergus D O'Kelly and Thomas C O'Dowd},
  journal={BMC Family Practice},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={45 - 45}
}
BACKGROUND Diabetes is a chronic illness, which requires the individual to assume responsibility for their own care with the aim of maintaining glucose and blood pressure levels as close to normal as possible. Traditionally self-management training for diabetes has been delivered in a didactic manner. In recent times alternatives to the traditional delivery of diabetes care have been investigated, for example, the concept of peer support which emphasises patient rather than professional… CONTINUE READING