Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME/T)

Learn more about the DSME/T program, designed to help people better control their diabetes.

What is DSME/T?

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training (DSME/T) is a program for people with diabetes to gain the knowledge and skills to make behavior changes and better control their diabetes and related conditions.

This evidence-based practice accounts for the needs, goals and life experiences of the participant.

What to expect from DSME/T?

  • DSME/T workshops meet 2½ hours once a week for six weeks, and are usually held in community settings such as churches, community centers, libraries and hospitals.
  • People with type 2 diabetes attend the workshop in groups of 12-16. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are peer leaders with diabetes themselves.
  • The cost of the program varies. Most health insurance plans cover DSME/T. Call your health plan to see if yours does.

What will I learn from DSME/T?

  • Techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes
  • Recommendations for physical activity
  • Healthy eating guidance
  • Appropriate use of medication
  • How to work with your doctor to manage your diabetes

Additional Resources

Feedback

Did you find what you were looking for on this webpage? * required
We use your feedback to help us improve this site but we are not able to respond directly. Please do not include personal or contact information. If you need a response, please locate the contact information elsewhere on this page or in the footer.
We use your feedback to help us improve this site but we are not able to respond directly. Please do not include personal or contact information. If you need a response, please locate the contact information elsewhere on this page or in the footer.

If you need to report child abuse, any other kind of abuse, or need urgent assistance, please click here.

Feedback