October 1, 2018

Is It Time to Remodel Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support?

Diabetes Self Management

This invited commentary for the American Journal of Managed Care – Evidence Based Diabetes Management, was published as part of a special issue titled: Diabetes Educators and Payment Reform. In this provocative article I build the case for the need to remodel for the future the way that Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) is delivered today. I detail the societal trends driving the need for this action along with the aligned research, standards and recommendations. This article also touches on why and how diabetes educators could more advantageously be integrated into primary care – where the vast majority of diabetes care takes place. Digital health solutions are presented as a means to deliver clinically and cost-effective DSMES and diabetes care.  Read now ...