Increasing Referrals and Overcoming Barriers to Participation
A clear and efficient DSMES referral process is important for referring providers, DSMES services, and people with diabetes. While there is evidence that defines critical times for referral to and delivery of DSMES, there may be barriers that impact service delivery. Barriers to DSMES may occur at the programmatic, provider, and/or individual levels, so it is essential to identify and address these barriers.
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.