DSME

Diabetes_Self_Management_Education
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (DSME)

HAVE YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES?
YOU ARE NOT ALONE. ASK YOUR DOCTOR FOR A REFERRAL TO OUR DIABETES SELF- MANAGEMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM AND GET THE HELP THAT YOU DESERVE.
 
TOGETHER WE WILL FOCUS ON THE 7 KEY AREAS OF DIABETES SELF-CARE:
·         HEALTHY EATING
·         BEING ACTIVE
·         MONITORING
·         TAKING MEDICATION
·         PROBLEM SOLVING
·         REDUCING RISKS
·         HEALTHY COPING
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DSME?
RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE DIABETES SELF- MANAGEMENT EDUCATION ARE MORE LIKELY TO:
·         USE PRIMARY CARE AND PREVENTIVE SERVICES (I.E. SCREENING TESTS AND SHOTS)
·         TAKE MEDICATIONS AS PRESCRIBED BY THEIR PHYSICIAN
·         CONTROL THEIR BLOOD GLUCOSE, BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD LIPIDS
·         IMPROVED A1C (A MEASURE OF BLOOD GLUCOSE CONTROL OF THE PREVIOUS 3 MONTHS). A1C MAY BE REDUCED, “BY AS MUCH AS 1 % IN PEOPLE WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES”
·         HAVE REDUCED HEALTH CARE COSTS ATTRIBUTED TO REDUCED HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS AND READMISSIONS AS WELL AS DELAYED ONSET OF CHRONIC COMPLICATIONS
·         HAVE AN IMPROVED SENSE OF WELL-BEING AND BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE
 
TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST TODAY!