DSME stands for ‘Diabetic Self Management Education’, which is advocated by the world’s expert agencies on diabetes care such as ADA, IDF etc. The principle behind DSME is that empowerment of the diabetic patient leads to better control of diabetes, happier patients and overall better diabetes care
What does empowering the patient means? It means giving the patient education to manage their disease well by understanding her disease and her treatment plan both. It also means that the patient actively anticipates problems in sticking to the plan and makes a mitigation strategy with the help of the doctor
The ‘ADA-Standard Of Care 2015’ document reports :
“Multiple studies have found that DSME is associated with improved diabetes knowledge, improved self-care behavior , improved clinical outcomes, such as lower A1C , lower self-reported weight , improved quality of life , healthy coping , and lower costs and better life experiences of the person with diabetes”
The essential parts of DSME are the following:
Once you become knowledgeable about your diabetes, your will feel much less burdened by the disease. So, become an active participant in your diabetes care with DSME now!
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