African Americans, Peer Mentoring and Diabetes Control
PHILADEPHIA -- African Americans have higher rates of Type 2 diabetes than whites in the U.S. at the same time they have worse rates of glucose control despite frequent clinic visits. A new study led by University of Pennsylvania and Veterans Administration physician and researcher Judith Long has found that one-to-one "peer mentoring" -- a buddy system -- significantly improved glucose control among VA diabetes patients.

ALSO: Read the full issue brief about the study.

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