This project investigates the impacts of peer mentoring on diabetes management. From 15 different practices of the WellMed Group, eligible patients will be paired up with peer mentors and the effectiveness of peer-led interventions in improving metabolic control, self-management behaviors, and quality of life will be assessed.
The principal aim is to evaluate the effectiveness, reach, and costs of a promising peer-led diabetes intervention, the Carpeta Roja (CR), with an insured, mixed racial, middle-class population with poorly controlled diabetes.
This project will be conducted from May 26, 2009 through October 31, 2011.
This project is under analysis. Check back soon for key findings and publications.
For additional information about this study, please contact:
AAFP National Research Network
Lyndee Knox, PhD,
This project is funded by grants from AAFP Foundation and Eli Lilly Foundation.
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