PEARL - Overall Concept, Implementation and Evaluation

To explore the use of a peer-support program delivered by trained peer leaders to influence and motivate fellow diabetes patients (peers) receiving optimal medical care through a web-based disease management program. The peer support program will be further augmented by a telephone linked care (TLC) system. It is hypothesised that support from a peer-support program will further improve the metabolic control, quality of life and self-management skills of people with diabetes.