Diabetes Management Class - Santa Ana
Diabetes Health Education Group Visit Class goal is to provide support and instill confidence in Diabetes management for patients recently diagnosed as well as those living with diabetes. The classes provides participants with easy to understand and accurate information about how to live with diabetes while ensuring an open and safe environment for participants to share and ask questions.
In 2014 the program was able to educate, support, and positively impact 119 patients!
The group visit class has been serving Santa Ana community since 2012! The goal of these focus group meetings was to identify diabetic patients’ motivations for attending a diabetes education class, describe ways in which patients’ life experiences can influence motivations for attendance, and discuss the way in which understanding patients’ life contexts can lead to the development of more relevant content and effective strategies for class recruitment and retention. An IRB was approved and the focus group abstract, “It feels good to know that someone cares”: Latino patients’ life experiences influence motivations for attending a diabetes health education class, is currently pending abstract acceptance via the American Public Health Association (APHA).