Taking good care of yourself can seem overwhelming when you have diabetes or diabetes-related conditions—whether you’ve just learned you have the disease or you’ve had it for a long time. There’s a lot to consider, from eating healthy meals to being active, monitoring your glucose levels and taking your medications. But the right tools and support can make diabetes self-care very manageable in your everyday life.
As a member of your health care team, a diabetes care and education specialist will make managing your diabetes easier. They work with you to develop a plan to stay healthy and give you the tools and ongoing support to make that plan a regular part of your life. Find out how a diabetes care and education specialist can help you.
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services are a standard of care for people with diabetes and are covered by Medicare and most health insurance plans when offered through an accredited DSMES program that has met vigorous national standards. Search below for an ADCES-accredited DSMES program near you.
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