Wesley Diabetes Interventions

Wesley Diabetes Class

Volunteers will assist with teaching at the diabetes classes Thursday nights at Wesley Clinic by creating a short educational presentation addressing various diabetes topics. Classes are in Spanish; students who volunteer are expected to have some Spanish proficiency. Students at lower levels of proficiency are welcome to observe the class, assist with data entry, documentation, quizzes, attendance, and possibly help develop the curriculum. CHIP: 1 hr/class attended.

Student-Led Longitudinal Diabetes Intervention

Description: Volunteers will help Wesley's most uncontrolled diabetic patients (A1c >10, >3 months since last appointment) improve their blood sugar levels. Volunteers will be paired with a patient for 3 months, calling once a week to assist with diabetes care and education. Students will help patients address barriers to blood sugar control through motivational interviewing and advocacy for care.