diabetes self-management education and support
What is a Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
More than 100 million Anericans are affected by diabetes or pre diabetes, and that number is only expected to increase. Whether it’s Type 1, Type 2, gestational, LADA or cardiometabolic conditions, daily management is needed to reduce complications, support emotional and mental health, and live a life that is not defined by the disease.
Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) is delivered by diaberes care and education specialists. Collaboratively, the work with a person who has diabetes to create a plan of care that is personalized to their lifestyle, culture, beliefs, and environment. Session cover everything from understanding how to use devices like blood glucose meters, insulin pens, pumps, and continuous glucose monitors, to interpreting data from these devices to identifying patterns and areas of concern. We journey together and work to find solutions to address their most pressing challenges. As a central point of the diabetes care team, our diabetes care and education specialists are uniquely positioned to:
– Reduce readmissions and encourage long-term self-management
– Lower costs for your providers, practices, organizations, health systems, and the person with diabetes
– Improve quality measure, outcomes, and health at an individual and population level
– Improve productivity and performance for your practice, health system, or health plan.
Refer to a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
To quality for DCMES, an individual mush have documentation of being diagnosed with diabests and a written referral by the provider who is trating them for their diabetes. Diagnosis criteria must meet either a fasting blood glucose >126 mg/dl on two separate occasions, a 2-hour post-glucose challenge of >200 mg/dl on two separate occasions, or a random glucose test of >200 mg/dl with symptoms of unmanaged diabetes. Providers should ensure the individual understands their diagnosis next steps and make sure they can access the DSMES program. Insurance coverage status for DSMES should be verified to ensure a smooth transition into the program.
When referring a patient, it is critical that people with diabetes take advantage of DSMES services at diagnosis to build a strong foundation of health habits and reduce the risk of dangerous hypoglycemic events. Additionally, Medicare and some private insurance carriers cover 10 hours of DSMES sevices in the first year after diagnosis. To refer a patient to Sorogi’s DSMES program, CLICK HERE.
REFER TO diabetes education
Diabetes Self-Managemetn Education Classes are led by a Certified Diabetes Educator and meet on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm EST. All classes are currently held virtually via Zoom.
Refer to Remote monitoring for Blood Glucose
Give your patients a helping hand to stay focused on their health with Remote Monitoring. Refer a patient today.
Refer to diabetes prevention
Diabetes Prevention Classes are led by Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists and Lifestyle coaches. Classes meet on Thursday evenings at 6pm EST. All classes are currently held virtually via Zoom.
Refer to concierge service
Designed for newly individuals who are newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or who are struggling to manage their condition.
Diabetes Education Focused on Success
While you manage your patients’ care, our diabetes care and education specialists focus on empowering them to manage their diabetes.
They teach, coach, and guide patients to understand their diabetes in their personal lives and work with them to set and meet goals to improve their health.
Diabetes Care and Education Specialists can help:
- Increase a practice’s efficiency
- Help a prescriber meet pay-for-performance and quality improvement goals
- Track and monitor patients care and provide status reports
- Help delay the onset of diabetes with prevention and self-manaement training for high-risk patients
- Monitor the response to treatment and make recommendations for treatment plan adjustments
- Assist with training patients on new devices and technology
- Be a role model for new clinicians beginning their educator career.
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