Recommendations: Diabetes Self-Management Education, Support
Recommendations for DSME1 are summarized on two slides Slide 1 of 2 People with diabetes should receive DSME according to national standards when their diabetes is diagnosed and as needed thereafter (B) Effective self-management and quality of life are the key outcomes of DSME and should be measured and monitored as part of care (C) DSME should address psychosocial issues, since emotional well-being is associated with positive diabetes outcomes (C) Diabetes self-management education (DSME) and diabetes self-management support (DSMS) are essential elements of diabetes care, and recently updated National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support2 are based on evidence for its benefits Education helps people with diabetes initiate effective self-management and cope with diabetes when they are first diagnosed55References American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes—2013. Diabetes Care 2013;36(suppl 1):S24. Haas L, Maryniuk M, Beck J, et al.; on behalf of the 2012 Standards Revision Task Force. National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. Diabetes Care 2012;35:2393-2401.