The purpose of the study is to provide participants in economically depressed areas of Jordan
essential knowledge, practical skills, and intimate support groups—called microclinics—for
managing their diabetes. Microclinics consist of 2-8 individuals from pre-existing social
networks (friends, relatives, coworkers, neighbors, etc) that voluntarily participate in
ongoing education and medical monitoring from local health care professionals, learning and
practicing diabetes management strategies, sharing much-needed medical supplies, and
exchanging social support in the form of regular micro-clinic meetings.