Importance of Follow-Up
Healthcare providers typically discuss the importance of self-care with people after they receive a diabetes diagnosis. Self-care topics include blood glucose monitoring, medication adherence, regular physical activity, healthy eating, and weight management.14
To increase engagement with self-care suggestions, it is essential that providers actively follow up with people with diabetes and reinforce self-care advice. Similarly, to increase enrollment and attendance rates for DSMES services, both the referring provider and the DSMES service may incorporate follow-up reminders into their routine processes.