Value of DSMES
Did you know that people who participate in diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) have a lower hemoglobin A1C? DSMES can also help you lower your risk of diabetes complications and depression. When you sign up for DSMES, you can get help to lower your weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Diabetes education saves you time, saves you money, and enhances your quality of life.
- Healthy eatingto achieve a balanced diet.
- Being activeto make regular movement part of your life.
- Taking medicineas prescribed by your care team.
- Monitoringyour blood sugar levels, activity, and eating habits.
- Reducing risksto lower the chances of diabetes complications.
- Healthy copingwith diabetes and emotional well-being.
- Problem solvingto identify the problem, find solutions, and take action.