Computer User Groups as a model for Diabetes Support

I haven’t thought through all the details yet, but The Other Half and I are thinking the traditional User Group may be a good model for peer-initiated community-based diabetes support, particularly in high-risk, low-income, and underserved communities.

How many folk here are veterans of those (name the home microcomputer or application) user groups? Does the idea sound reasonable? If so, how do we help those that can make use of that model… organize?