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Participants in a diabetes self-management education program for Medicaid recipients, consisting of a 60 minute initial individual assessment of needs, followed by 12 hours of group education on nutrition and self-management, were estimated to have 12% fewer coronary heart disease events and 15% fewer microvascular disease events over 10 years.

Balamurugan A, Ohsfeldt R, Hughes T, Phillips M. Diabetes Self-management Education Program for Medicaid Recipients: A continuous quality improvement process. Diabetes Educator. 2006; 32(6): 893-900. http://tde.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/32/6/893

Reference

Title
Diabetes Self-management Education Program for Medicaid Recipients: A continuous quality improvement process
Publication
Diabetes Educator
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Balamurugan A, Ohsfeldt R, Hughes T, Phillips M
Volume & Issue
Volume 32, Issue 6
Pages
893-900
URL
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