Diabetes is a major health epidemic in our culture today. The impact of diabetes and diabetes-related complications results in significant morbidity, mortality and spiraling healthcare costs. Diabetes can be managed with proper monitoring of blood glucose and compliance with other diabetes self-care practices resulting in decreased blood glucose levels. Diabetes education programs have been shown to be effective in improving overall knowledge and understanding of diabetes and confidence in the ability to manage diabetes and patient compliance with diabetes self-care practices resulting in improved diabetes control and a decrease in diabetes-related complications. The purpose of this capstone project is to determine whether a diabetes education program targeting patients with uncontrolled diabetes enrolled in a Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) will increase overall understanding and knowledge of diabetes, increase confidence in managing diabetes, improve compliance with self-care practices and result in improved diabetes management as measured by a reduction in (HbA1c). This project focused on patients in the SeniorLink PACE program who attended three one-hour weekly diabetes education classes, utilizing the following instructional methodologies: lecture, power-point presentation, handouts, demonstration, discussion and question and answer sessions. Lesson plans included information on knowledge and understanding of diabetes and the reasons for and importance of diabetes self-care practices. Pre and post-intervention overall knowledge and understanding of diabetes, confidence in managing of diabetes and performance of self care practices scores were captured by questionnaire. Six of the eight participants attended all 3 diabetes education classes and completed both pre and post intervention questionnaires. There was an increase in overall understanding of diabetes, an increase in confidence in the ability to manage diabetes as well as an improvement in the performance of some self-care practices based on pre and post intervention questionnaire results. Additionally the results showed high mean scores for value of information, likelihood of making changes in diabetes management based on information presented and interest in attending additional diabetes education classes. Pre and post-intervention Hemoglobin A1c results were not analyzed due to an unavoidable delay in implementing the study. There were no statistically significant changes in any of the reported performance of self-care practices pre and post-intervention. These findings suggest that it may be difficult to increase performance of self-care practices through a diabetes education intervention. Study limitations included a small sample size, short time frame, limited number of classes and unavailability of post-intervention HbA1c results for analysis.