Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) is the active, ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care. The overall objectives of DSME are to support informed decision-making and improved self-care behaviors, encourage effective problem-solving and active collaboration with the healthcare team, and improve clinical outcomes, health status, and quality of life.

Many communities in Nebraska have accredited or recognized DSME sites.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Programs supports DSME across the state.

If you are interested in becoming an accredited or recognized DSME provider to provide quality education to your patients with diabetes, and get reimbursed for doing it, please contact us.

Additional Resources

Referrals are key to DSME. The Diabetes Provider Toolkit provides a quick link to how to refer DSME.

American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Site: Diabetes Pro

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Accredited Site: 

American Association of Diabetes Educators

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 To see both ADA and AADE Programs:

American Association for Diabetes Educators: Find a Diabetes Educator

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