Managing Health Begins with Education

02 Sep 2011

In a pilot designed to increase the number of people with diabetes who receive in-depth training on diabetes self-management education, Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) trained nearly 200 employees at five employer worksites and two union offices. Results to date, based on clinical and self-reported data, have been positive with some improvements noted in patients’ glycemic index, blood pressure, lipid, and weight control. Preliminary productivity data shows gains of 28% at 3 months and 40% at 6 months.