Diabetes education guide for primary care providers in Montana
White, Connie Mae.
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This project addresses a perceived need for a Diabetes Education Guide for rural primary care providers in Montana. Little data specific to rural primary care provider diabetes teaching resources was available. This project was designed to provide rural primary care providers in Montana with a quick initial diabetes education resource. A Diabetes Education Guide using a pamphlet format was developed and sent to 50 rural primary care providers in Montana. Providers were asked to evaluate the Diabetes Education Guide by completing a six-question evaluation tool and by offering suggestions for improvement to the Diabetes Education Guide. Evaluation tool responses and suggestions for improvement were incorporated into a revised Diabetes Education Guide using a booklet format. Rural primary care provider evaluation responses supported the premise for a Diabetes Education Guide in the rural setting.