Standard 1 – Internal Structure

The provider(s) of DSMES services will define and document a mission statement and goals. The DSMES services are incorporated within the organization—large, small, or independently operated.

Tools to Satisfy Standard 1


ADCES Tool to Satisfy Standard 1 [PDF – 322 KB]:
This tool outlines the components needed for your application for Standard 1.


Sample Letter of Administrative Support [PDF – 119 KB]:
This is a sample letter demonstrating evidence of administrative support for the DSMES service.

Sample Mission Statement [PDF – 318 KB]:
This is an example of a DSMES service mission statement.

Sample Service Goals [PDF – 352 KB]:
This document lists examples of diabetes education service goals.

Organizational Chart [PDF – 426 KB]:
This is an example of a DSMES service organizational chart.