Led by Certified Diabetes Educators, RNs and RDs, our education and support program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association since 1995 in accordance with the National Standards for Diabetes Patient Education Program.
The Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program includes an assessment, meter training and 10 hours of diabetes education in a group or individual setting (depending on the patient's learning needs. The self-management education and support program covers the following topics:
- Diabetes overview
- Nutritional management
- Exercise and activity
- Self-monitoring blood glucose
- Acute and chronic complications
- Psychosocial issues
- Setting behavioral goals and resources
All topics are available in both English and Spanish. Our program also provides individual medical nutrition therapy for patients with chronic renal insufficiency as well as diabetes mellitus; this is a covered Medicare benefit.
For more information, call us at (559) 459-1763, or talk to your doctor about a referral to Community Diabetes Education today.