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Diabetes

22 October 2010

Peer support helps diabetics cope

Pairing people with diabetes who are struggling with their peers for weekly support sessions could be an effective and inexpensive way to help manage the disease, researchers say.

Pairing people with diabetes who are struggling to control their blood sugar levels with their peers for weekly support sessions could be an effective and inexpensive way to help manage the disease, researchers say.

According to study author Dr Michele Heisler, this model of peer support is less hierarchical than most systems in the United States.

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