Prescription Program for Diabetes Control Among Community Health Centers in Rural Idaho and Oregon ( peer-reviewed)

A Fruit and Vegetable Prescription program (12–16 weeks, 2018–2020) was implemented at community health centers serving rural communities in the northwestern United States. The impact of the program on type 2 diabetes control was evaluated. Reductions in mean hemoglobin A1C were statistically significant (P < .01). The percentage of participants with critically high blood glucose levels (A1C > 9%) decreased from 76% (114/151) to 41% (62/151; P < .01). The findings mirror those of similar programs. The sustainability of these beneficial interventions, however, relies on improved access to preventive care.

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