Managing Diabetes Well Worth the Effort

Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs Can Help

HealthBuzzResearch has shown that managing diabetes as early as possible can help prevent diabetes-related health problems such as kidney disease, vision loss, heart disease, and stroke. Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) programs provide education and support to help you manage your diabetes. Through DSME, you will learn how to:

  • Read food labels
  • Count carbohydrates
  • Check blood sugar
  • Find the best body weight for you
  • Inject insulin
  • Take diabetes medications properly
  • Get rid of used lancets, syringes and pen needles safely

You don’t need a referral from your primary care doctor to be eligible for DSME. However, covered services must be ordered by a doctor and provided by a Network Diabetes Education Provider. Find a DSME program near you!

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