Improving outcomes in type 2 diabetes across the primary/specialty care interface: a brief family intervention

Many patients with type 2 diabetes are consistently in poor control of their diabetes.  This project tested the hypothesis that lifestyle and emotional support from a partner or family member can positively affect health outcomes for these patients by an intervention to improve the knowledge and attitudes of the family members towards type 2 diabetes.  Before and after measures were used to test the effectiveness of the intervention.