Group Coaching Among African-American Individuals with Prediabetes in a Faith-Based Setting.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Roughly 88 million adults have prediabetes and over 84% are unaware that they even have prediabetes. African-Americans have an increased risk of being diagnosed with prediabetes. Faith-based organizations have a history of serving as a primary source of social support for African-Americans. Parishioners with prediabetes from four African-American churches participated in free, evidence-based group coaching to learn how to manage and control risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes. The weekly group coaching sessions took place at a local church and they were co-facilitated by two trained professionals: a lifestyle coach and a nurse practitioner. At the conclusion of the 16-week group coaching sessions, participants had a decrease in hemoglobin A1C levels, an increase in minutes of physical activity per week, and an improvement in knowledge and behavior.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jackson, KL; Forehand, R; Steele, R; Cary, MP; Hendrix, CC

Published Date

  • July 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 28 - 34

PubMed ID

  • 34562350

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0885-6028


  • eng