Standard 8 – Ongoing Support

The participant will be made aware of options and resources available for ongoing support of his/her initial education and will select the option(s) that will best meet his/her self-management needs.

Tools to Satisfy Standard 8


ADCES Tool to Satisfy Standard 8 [PDF – 310 KB]:
This tool outlines the components needed for your application for Standard 8.

Sample DSMS Plan
This DSMES plan lists resources to assist with ongoing support with self-management.

The Importance of Peer Support
This link shares ADCES resources on diabetes peer support.


DSMS Toolkit [PDF-1.1MB]:
The Diabetes Self-Management Support Toolkit (DSMS) provides information and guidance to help providers and educators meet Standard 8.

DSMS Plan [PDF-237 KB]:
This diabetes self-management support plan can be used by providers and educators to personalize and identify local resources for emotional health, nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation, support groups, and more as part of ongoing diabetes support.