Community-Based Diabetes Education Program for Rural Residents
This educational evidence-based project was successful in measuring participants’ satisfaction in learning about DSM skills. The project was successful by providing a culturally sensitive, relevant and appropriate program that engaged community dwelling older adults to learn about DSM skills. Due to successful reception, duplication of this educational program can be applied to other rural populations in order to fill the need of community education by an occupational therapist. Future programs could be developed that involve engaging community dwelling older adults to other aspects of the 7 AADE DSM skills.