Description/Abstract

Diabetes is an urgent public health problem in the U.S., with 30.3 million people currently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. This research brief describes the results of a 12-month, diabetes self-management education and fruit and vegetable purchase assistance intervention designed to improve diabetes self-management knowledge and health outcomes among adults diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Findings suggest that small incentives for fruit and vegetable purchases are associated with higher educational program attendance, increased fruit and vegetable consumption, and decreased weight and blood sugar among low-income adults with Type 2 diabetes.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

chronic disease, self-management, diabetes, incentive

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health Education and Promotion

Date

4-2-2019

Acknowledgements

This project was supported with funding from Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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