mproved Outcomes in Diabetes Care for Rural African Americans

Ann Fam Medicine: March 1, 2013

PURPOSE Rural low-income African American patients with diabetes have traditionally poorer clinical outcomes and limited access to state-of-the-art diabetes care. We determined the effectiveness of a redesigned primary care model on patients’ glycemic, blood pressure, and lipid level control.

METHODS In 3 purposively selected, rural, fee-for-service, primary care practices, African American patients with type 2 diabetes received point-of-care education, coaching, and medication intensification from a diabetes care management team made up of a nurse, pharmacist, and dietitian. Read more