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Volume 33, Number 1, pages 6-11

Improving Diabetes Self-Management Through Telephonic Education
A Quality Improvement Study

OLIVE CYRUS, R.N.-B.C., M.S.A., D.N.P., ALLISON VORDERSTRASSE, D.N.SC., M.S.N., A.P.R.N., CATHERINE L. GILLISS, D.N.SC., R.N., F.A.A.N., AND BRET LESUEUR, M.D., LIEUTENANT COLONEL, U.S. AIR FORCE

As the incidence and prevalence of diabetes increase, innovative models of teaching are needed to meet the demand for diabetes education and self-management skills. This study provides beginning evidence that telephone-based diabetes education improves diabetes awareness, compliance with preventive care, and communication with health-care providers.

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