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Diabetes Self-Management

DECIDE is the only evidence-based, self-paced, diabetes self-management program for adults, based on a problem-solving training model.



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.


DECIDE is a literacy-adapted, self-paced, self-management program to help adults diagnosed with type 1 or type 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.


For 130 years, Johns Hopkins Hospital has led the way in both biomedical discovery and health care, establishing the standard by which others follow and build upon. This is one of many faculty-developed programs, protocols and services provided by Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of care.

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