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This article has been peer reviewed. It was published in: Population Health Management.

Volume 17, Issue 1, 1 February 2014, Pages 8-12.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.1089/pop.2013.0044

Copyright © 2014 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.


Diabetes self-management education is an essential component of diabetes clinical management, and community-based programs are an effective intervention for improving glycemic control among adults living with diabetes. The National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support are designed to define quality diabetes self-management education and support, and to assist diabetes educators to provide evidence-based education and self-management support. These standards are used in the field for recognition and accreditation. This article presents the results of a program evaluation conducted by the Center for Urban Health at the Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital, examines the outcomes of the community-based diabetes self-management program, and uses the standards as the evaluation framework.