Group Education Strategies for Diabetes Self-Management


In Brief

Empowerment-based diabetes group education emphasizes strategies that are patient centered, problem based, culturally relevant, integrative, and evidence based. These programs and strategies can be conducted across a variety of educational and clinical settings with the goal of responding to the unique diabetes-related needs of each patient.


  • Tricia S. Tang, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. Robert M. Anderson, EdD, is a professor in the same department and is a co-director, with Martha M. Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, of the Behavioral, Clinical, and Health Systems Intervention Research Core at the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center at the same institution. Ms. Funnell is also an associate editor of Diabetes Spectrum.

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