Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services provide information
and skills for people to manage their diabetes and related conditions. DSMES is tailored to
your individual needs, goals, and life experiences and is guided by evidence-based
standards. You’ll learn how to eat healthy, be physically active, monitor blood sugar levels,
take medication, problem solve, reduce risk for other health conditions, cope with the
emotional side of diabetes, and improve your health and quality of life. DSMES is led by a
diabetes educator like a registered nurse, registered dietician, or pharmacist.