Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Toolkit
This toolkit provides resources and tools in one place to assist with the development, promotion, implementation, and sustainability of DSMES services.

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Technical Assistance Guide
This tool is designed to assist state health departments and their partners in planning and implementing activities to increase use of DSMES programs, focusing on access, health care provider referrals, and reimbursement.

Health Insurance Coverage Laws for Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME/T) Interactive WebsiteExternal
This website highlights policies from across the country that require DSME/T public and private insurance coverage for patients with diabetes. The site provides fact sheets for each state and data on DSME/T insurance coverage patterns, trends, and gaps.

Emerging Practices in Diabetes Prevention and Control: Approaches to Increasing Access to and Participation in Diabetes Self-Management Education Cdc-pdf[PDF – 550KB]
This report describes the work of three states to increase access to and participation in diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) through targeted outreach, partnership, technical assistance, grant opportunities, and reimbursement initiatives.

Approaches to Promoting Referrals to Diabetes Self-Management Education and CDC-Recognized Diabetes Prevention Program Sites Cdc-pdf[PDF – 604KB]
This document describes the approaches of four states and one city to increase referrals to diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services and CDC-recognized type 2 diabetes prevention program sites operating under the framework of the National DPP.

Emerging Practices in Diabetes Prevention and Control: Approaches to Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Accreditation/Recognition for Organizations Offering the Stanford Curriculum Cdc-pdf[PDF – 581KB]
This report provides details on how three organizations built diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services using (the former) Stanford University Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) curriculum and also met all of the National Standards necessary to be accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators or recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

Emerging Practices in Diabetes Prevention and Control: Medicaid Coverage for Diabetes Self-Management EducationCdc-pdf[PDF – 706 KB]
This document describes the recent experiences of three state health departments—Colorado, Mississippi, and New York—that have collaborated with their state Medicaid agencies to make diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) reimbursement a reality. Although each state faced unique challenges along the way, they shared similar success factors.

Emerging Practices in Diabetes Prevention and Control: Engaging Community Health Workers in Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs Cdc-pdf[PDF – 972 KB]
This document provides an overview of a technical assistance tool developed by CDC staff to explain key drivers associated with engaging community health workers (CHWs) in diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services. It also highlights examples from three states that have done significant work in supporting the CHW workforce, including training, certification, and reimbursement initiatives. Finally, the document provides an illustrative example of one state’s work on each of the key drivers associated with engaging CHWs in DSMES.

Page last reviewed: March 25, 2019