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Diabetes Resources at Jefferson

Jefferson offers a number of resources to support individuals with diabetes or prediabetes (when your blood sugar is high but not high enough to have diabetes)

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JUNE 2017. Our VOICe team has completed the first phase of our project! We interviewed 90 individuals to learn about their priorities when managing their diabetes. Participants were recruited from JFMA, Jefferson’s emergency department, and after a recent hospital stay at TJUH. We are now analyzing the interviews through a process known as coding.

Our research team and Patient & Key Stakeholder Advisory Board (PAKSAB) members collaborated closely to develop our interview questions and analysis plan. Special thanks to research coordinator Alex Gentsch for her leadership on the interviews and coding, and to research assistant Mandy Doty and PAKSAB members Gail Weingarten, Larry Loebell, and Neva White for serving as interviewers and members of the analysis team.

The next step of our study is to hold concept mapping (group brainstorming) sessions to identify outcomes important to patients with diabetes. We will then compare our findings from the concept mapping and interviews to see which is more effective and efficient. Stay tuned for concept mapping updates in Fall 2017.