The clinical encounter provides an important opportunity for the patient and health care provider to work together to address the barriers to health and the strategic practices diabetes patients face. Health care providers should incorporate the everyday socioeconomic environment of patients when providing recommendations to diabetes patients.
About the Study:
This study uses qualitative data collected as part of a larger mixed-methods research study. The current study included 20 interviews of patients with type 2 diabetes recruited from three academic primary care practices and one community-based safety-net clinic in Los Angeles, California. Data was collected between August 2008 and November 2009.