The objective of this project is to test two interventions designed to improve
diabetes-related numeracy. Numeracy is the ability to understand and use numbers. People with
diabetes use numbers in a variety of ways in managing their condition (e.g., understanding
blood sugar values, counting carbohydrates, taking medications at the right dose and time).
As part of this project, the investigators developed and pilot tested two interventions to
improve diabetes-related numeracy: (1) a series of in-person education classes and (2) a
one-time, online diabetes education class. The investigators will look to see whether
participants in the education classes show improvements in their diabetes-related numeracy
skills, self-care behavior and attitudes, and clinical outcomes (i.e., body mass index, blood
pressure, blood sugar [A1c]).