Research

Nurse-led teams help type 2 diabetes care

Proven help for underserved patients

This team of community health workers, led by a nurse case manager, helped type 2 diabetes patients in several villages in American Samoa. Credit: Kelley Smith

Researchers who conducted a clinical trial in American Samoa to test whether community health workers could help adults with type 2 diabetes found that the patients who received the intervention were twice as likely to make a clinically meaningful improvement as those who remained with care only in the clinic. The results appear in the journal Diabetes Care.