DSMES helps you develop a realistic diabetes plan, solve problems and give you confidence to manage your diabetes. It may also help you:
Many practices offer telehealth diabetes education with recent guidance from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid. The practices can set up one-on-one visits while you’re at home. The visits are temporarily reimbursed through Medicare, Medicaid and many insurers.
To learn more about how telehealth can help you manage your diabetes, watch the Cardiovascular Care & Telemedicine video.
If telehealth visits aren’t an option from your primary care or endocrinologist office, ADA Recognized National programs can provide virtual diabetes self-management education and support.
Even if you’ve been managing diabetes for some time, the American Diabetes Association recommends annual education to stay on track with your plan. So, ask your doctor for a referral to DSMES.
For details on how to prepare for your telehealth visit check out these tips.