Diabetes Education - Self Management Program

The Diabetes Education - Self Management Program test contains 1 test.

The Diabetes Self Management Education Program is for people who either have pre-diabetes, diabetes or are caretakers of people with diabetes. 

From better nutrition and encouraging regular physical activity to understand medicine and managing your health, this program is designed to support behavioral change resulting in better blood glucose control. 

The sessions are conducted by Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE’s) and adhere to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) program guidelines and include the following sessions.

DSME Session 1

Making Sense of Diabetes: An Introduction

  • What is Type 1 Diabetes
  • What is Type 2 Diabetes
  • Insulin resistance
  • How insulin works
  • Gestational diabetes


DSME Session 2

Healthy Eating and Diabetes (Parts 1 and 2)

  • Food and blood glucose dynamics
  • Food types and examples
  • Meal planning
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Food labels
  • Heart healthy eating
  • Goal setting
  • Food log/diary considerations


DSME Session 3

Being Active with Diabetes

  • How regular exercise affects the body
  • How to start an exercise program
  • Planning your exercise program
  • How much exercise a PWD should get each week
  • Physical activity Considerations


DSME Session 4

Monitoring: Making Sense of the Numbers

  • Checking your blood glucose
  • Normal blood glucose ranges
  • Understanding the A1C test and A1C goals
  • Know when to test your blood glucose
  • Understanding hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia


DSME Session 5

Diabetes and Medications

  • Why diabetes medicines are important
  • Classification and name overview
  • Know name and dose of your medication
  • Possible side elects
  • Oral medications
  • Types of insulin and considerations
  • Other diabetes medications


DSME Session 6

Getting Through the Tough Spots: Diabetes and Problem Solving

  • 3 factors that can raise blood glucose
  • Rules to follow when you’re ill
  • What to do when having dental work/surgery
  • Travel tips
  • Common causes of Hypoglycemia and actions to take


DSME Session 7

Healthy Coping and Diabetes: Reducing Stress

  • Understand how stress or depression affects blood glucose
  • Identifying and anticipating stressful situations
  • Identifying solutions for stressful situations or change in routine
  • Case studies and situational exercises
  • Goal setting, using the S.M.A.R.T. model
  • The Ten Commandments of managing stress
  • Partnering with your health team


DSME Session 8

Complications and Diabetes: Reducing your Risks

  • Preventive screenings for your eyes, feet
  • List some complications of uncontrolled diabetes
  • Know how often you should check your feet
  • Behaviors that can prevent complications from diabetes
  • Taking care of you and your diabetes – Talking to your Doctor
  • Pregnancy planning and your diabetes


DSME Session 9

Managing Your Diabetes – A Summary

  • Controlling your diabetes – It’s more than just sugar
  • Diabetes and your heart – Blood pressure and cholesterol
  • The ABC’s of diabetes


DSME Session 10

Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

  • What is hypoglycemia
  • Common signs and symptoms
  • 2 causes of low blood glucose
  • Hypoglycemia treatments
  • Ways in which to lower your risk of hypoglycemia


  • No Prescription Needed
  • Discounts up to 80%
  • Hundreds of Lab Tests Available

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