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Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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March 15, 2019
  • More than 30 million people in the US have diabetes, a complex and costly health condition.
  • Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services provide the knowledge and skills people need to successfully manage their diabetes, but less than 7% of people with diabetes attend a program in the first year after diagnosis.
  • Health professionals can help increase participation in DSMES by referring patients to a program or providing them with this nationwide directoryexternal icon of diabetes educators.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: March 15, 2019