Diabetes Self Management

Evidence Based Program offered by Asian Center

 

Diabetes PATH in Michigan is designed specifically to enhance patient confidence in their ability to manage their disease – diabetes in this case- and to work more effectively with their health care providers.

The six week program has several components:

  • skills mastery (participants complete weekly action plans and report results),
  • modeling (peer leaders who have diabetes or care for someone with diabetes facilitate the workshops and demonstrate or “model” the skills), and
  • Action planning with social support (group members systematically share their successes and solutions).

The effectiveness of Diabetes PATH lies in the use of lay language, especially when providing diabetes specific information, in tandem with a process that engages the patient to take action toward a healthy lifestyle.