Sun City Dietitians is now offering Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and is proudly recognized by the American Diabetes Association®.
What is diabetes self-management education? Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is an evidence-based intervention that facilitates the knowledge and skills of people with diabetes to optimize their ability to self-manage the disease. Several research studies comparing group-based DSME with standard diabetes treatment showed a significant improvement in clinical, lifestyle, and psychosocial outcomes (Steinsbekke, 2012).
These guiding principles form the foundation of the DSME curricula at Sun City Dietitians. A team of certified diabetes educators, dietitians, kinesiologists, lifestyle coaches, and health educators empower participants in informed decision-making; and reinforce self-care, problem-solving behaviors, and a collaborative approach with their healthcare providers to improve their diabetes outcomes.
In order to qualify for our DSME services, an individual must meet the following criteria:
Documentation of diagnosis of diabetes
Chart note or referral from provider noting confirmed diagnosis
Active referral and most recent chart note from provider
Provider must be an MD, OD, NP, or PA
Recent lab work to include A1C
Problem Solving and Risks/Complications
Exercise and Healthy Coping
Intro to Diabetes and Nutrition
Medications and Monitoring/ Labs
Continued Group Support with healthy cooking