Module 2: Diabetes Program Models
Education efforts can reduce the burden of diabetes for rural communities. Evidence-based self-management programs that provide ongoing support within a community-based system of care can foster a sense of self-efficacy and empowerment in patients.
The goals of diabetes intervention programs may vary depending on each target population's needs and the available resources in a given community. Program models may focus on preventing diabetes, assisting diabetic patients with self-management of the disease, or both.
Evidence-based model programs can be offered in a variety of settings, including healthcare facilities, community locations, schools, churches and other faith-based locations, homes, and worksites. This toolkit identifies 6 program models.