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Volume 24, Number 2, pages 16-22

Integrating Diabetes Self-Management Into Primary Care
A Collaborative Care Model

Teresa L. Pearson, M.S., R.N., C.D.E., and Jerry D. Meece, R.Ph., F.A.C.A., C.D.E.

A recent study found that less than 12% of people with diabetes met the recommended goals for blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Although primary-care physicians have an average of just 15 minutes per patient, studies suggest that diabetes self-management education is worthwhile, improving outcomes while reducing costs and risks for complications. The authors offer suggestions on how to integrate a team approach to diabetes into your practice to help you provide better care with your limited time.

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