The purpose of this project was to instruct patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance how best to manage their illness and prevent complications. The goal of this project was to increase the patient’s knowledge of their disease, proper self-management of diabetes and how best to prevent the complications of diabetes. Nurse practitioners are able to provide evidence-based education to patients diagnosed with diabetes and insulin resistance. Program participants were the patients of Paragon Family Practice at Alexandria Drive in Lexington, Kentucky who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance. Outcome to be measured was knowledge of diabetes and self-management skills. Pre- and post-intervention questionnaires were used to evaluate this knowledge. Results indicated that a diabetes patient education program in a community health clinic can result in an increase in the patient’s knowledge of their disease process and self-management.