may help us to understand better what makes patients follow their treatment’s regimens. The strength of this project is that we sought to elicit the patients’ perspectives on the information they receive. This knowledge, in turn, puts us in a better position to capitalize on those sources that patients find most useful, in an effort to increase adherence, and, ultimately, outcomes. This study is the first step in a larger project exploring the relationship between information, literacy and adherence. The results of these interviews offer insight into the particular sources of information diabetes patients use in managing their disease. Currently we are in the second phase of this program, in which we are conducting 80 interviews with diabetes patients to examine, qualitatively and in-depth, their experiences with diabetes, as well as to measure quantitatively variables such as literacy, health literacy, life orientation, perceptions of quality of care, and medication adherence, in an effort to understand more comprehensively, from the patient’s perspective, how individuals manage their diabetes. It is our goal that this multi-method, interdisciplinary research program will eventually help us to understand how individuals manage chronic conditions, such as diabetes, and how to improve disease management in order to effect more positive outcomes for patients.