Diabetes Self-Management

eDECIDE is one of the few evidence-based, self-paced, diabetes self-management programs for adults based on a problem-solving training model.

About The Program

eDECIDE is funded by a career development award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and pilot funding from The University of Kansas Diabetes Institute.

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The Challenge

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. and about 95% of those diagnosed have type 2 diabetes. Health care costs for those with diabetes are 2.3 times greater than those without. In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled as the American population has aged and become more overweight or obese.

Patients often struggle with diabetes self-management, and poor self-management results in poorer clinical outcomes. Patients rely on their health care providers for help, yet practitioners very often lack the tools to provide patients the self-management training and behavior change support they need.

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The Solution

DECIDE is a literacy-adapted, self-paced, self-management program to help adults diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes learn how to change everyday behaviors to better manage their health. DECIDE enhances health behavior change, trains patients online, and improves clinical outcomes. DECIDE meets American Diabetes Association and American Association of Diabetes Educators standards for psycho-social and self-management behavioral interventions.

eDECIDE is an adaption of the evidence-based DECIDE program. It was created to provide an online, easy access solution to diabetes self-management. eDECIDE is the first of its kind, delivering a self-guided program focused on helping adults develop problem-solving skills to manage their type 2 diabetes.

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Hear What Actual Participants of the Decide Program Have to Say.

“I really like the DECIDE Program. It’s helping me manage my diabetes. — 64 year old Female Participant, Wichita KS.