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BMC Receives Award to Study Impact of Diabetes Education Delivered Through a Virtual World

Patients use self-created avatars to participate in group visits, interact with one another BOSTON – The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has awarded a $783,906 grant to Suzanne Mitchell, MD, a family physician at Boston Medical Center (BMC), to study health outcomes of minority women with type 2 diabetes who participate in group medical visits to help them manage their diabetes. Participants will receive diabetes self-management (DSM) education and medical advice from BMC physicians either in the online virtual world Second Life or an in-person classroom setting. The study aims to determine the efficacy of … Continue reading