Recommendations: Diabetes Self-Management Education, Support
Recommendations for DSME1 are summarized on two slides Slide 2 of 2 DSME and DSMS programs are appropriate venues for people with prediabetes to receive education and support to develop and maintain behaviors that can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes (C) Because DSME can result in cost-savings and improved outcomes (B), DSME should be reimbursed by third-party payers (E) Ongoing diabetes self-management education (DSME) and diabetes self-management support (DSMS) also help people with diabetes maintain effective self-management throughout a lifetime of diabetes as they face new challenges and as treatment advances become available DSME helps patients optimize metabolic control, prevent and manage complications, and maximize quality of life in a cost-effective manner256References American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes—2013. Diabetes Care 2013;36(suppl 1):S24. Mulcahy K, Maryniuk M, Peeples M, et al. Diabetes self-management education core outcomes measures. Diabetes Educ 2003;29:768-803.