Background, Terminology and Benefits
Diabetes is a complex and costly condition that affects millions of people in the United States. Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services is a cost-effective tool that has been proven to help improve health behaviors and health outcomes for people with diabetes. Although clinical and economic benefits have been shown, DSMES services remain widely underused.
Learn about the challenges of living with diabetes and how DSMES services can help people with diabetes live longer, healthier lives by preventing or delaying complications.
Learn more about DSMES terms and acronyms.
Learn about the ways DSMES services can improve health behaviors and health outcomes for people with diabetes.