Background, Terminology and Benefits

Diabetes 101 On A Blackboard

Diabetes is a complex and costly disease that affects millions of people in the United States. While there is evidence to support the clinical and economic impacts of DSMES, the service remains widely underused. To understand the benefits of DSMES implementation and use, it is important to be aware of the terms and acronyms used. Ultimately, DSMES is a cost-effective tool proven to help improve health behaviors and health outcomes for people with diabetes.

Page last reviewed: March 6, 2018