The DSMES program model helps people living with diabetes lower their A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Patients learn to reduce the risk of diabetes complications, leading to improved overall health.
Program topics include:
- Disease process
- Complication risk
- Physical activity
- Healthy coping
- Health promotion.
Education sessions are held in individual or group format and tailored toward the specific needs of participants. Our approach is positive, motivational and focused on empowering people to live a healthy life with diabetes. The current group format meets one and a half hours a week for five weeks and includes a three-month follow up session.
With a referral, this program is open to NOMS patients living with Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, and Gestational Diabetes.
Our DSMES program staff schedules sessions during daytime or evening hours depending on patient needs. As referrals increase, the goal is to bring this program and service to our patients at offices NOMS-wide.
If you would like more information about the program and the referral process, please call the program coordinator, Erika Kraus Stephens, RN, BSN, CTTS at 419.626.6161 x3444.