Service Staffing and Delivery Models

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Diabetes education has traditionally been provided by nurses and dietitians, and these health professionals are still an integral part of the education team.20 Current practice includes the additional expertise of registered pharmacists as part of the DSMES multidisciplinary team where team members work interdependently, consult with one another, and have shared objectives.

As the healthcare environment continues to change, other health professionals are increasingly involved in the provision of DSMES information and behavioral support and in linking with the healthcare system.20 Standard 5 in the 2017 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Supportexternal icon sets minimum requirements for DSMES service staffing.

Page last reviewed: March 12, 2018