Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)

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Enhance Fitness logo Are you or a loved one having to think about or take care of diabetes? Don't go it alone!

Helpful professionals will listen and help you make a plan to feel better, reduce diabetes complications and improve your health. It's called Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES).

What do diabetes educators do? They:
  • Find out what your needs are for caring for or managing your diabetes.
  • Find out what your personal goals are for managing or preventing diabetes, or its complications.
  • Help you design a plan of action to make changes that meet your goals but still fit into your life.
  • Give you the tools and know-how you need to take care of your diabetes.
  • Support you now and in the future as you live with and manage diabetes.
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support sounds like a lot. But, really, it is all about YOU and what you want!

Feel better when living with diabetes. Professional diabetes educators and DSMES can help! Find your DSMES session now.

Who is Eligible?

People with diabetes that are newly diagnosed, have had a change in treatment or condition, or have never received comprehensive diabetes self-management education (does not assure coverage).

Four Critical Times To Consider a Referral to DSMES

In June, 2015, a joint statement regarding Diabetes Self-Management Education was released by the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  1. At Diagnosis: All newly diagnosed persons with type 2 diabetes should receive DSMES.
  2. Annually: All persons with diabetes should have a review of education, nutrition and emotional needs.
  3. When new factors influence self-management, such as physical, emotional, or psychosocial changes.
  4. When transitions in care happen, including living situation, insurance or doctor changes.
Read the entire statement- Joint Statement Outlines Guidance on Diabetes Self-Management Education, Support.

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