Increasing Referrals and Overcoming Barriers to Participation
A clear and efficient DSMES referral process is important for providers, DSMES services, and people with diabetes. While there are critical times for referral to and delivery of DSMES services, barriers may occur at program, provider, and individual levels. Identifying and addressing these barriers is essential. Providers and educators are vital in linking their patients to DSMES services to help them sustain behaviors needed to self-manage their diabetes.
Learn the components of the referral process, critical times to refer, and ways to promote referrals.
Get tips for increasing referrals through provider education.
Learn how to create referral networks.
Get tips for increasing participation by people with diabetes.
Learn how to address common barriers to DSMES services.
Follow-up is essential to reinforce DSMES information.
Learn how patients have found success with DSMES through telehealth.