If you have diabetes, or have been newly diagnosed with the condition, you may be overwhelmed at times with all the information and steps required to monitor and manage your condition. As a member of your healthcare team, our Diabetes Care and Education Specialists will help you learn how to take the best care of yourself. They will work with your primary care provider to give you personalized information, support, education, and tools for success.
Our Diabetes Care and Education Specialists provide Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services. This service teaches you how to stay healthy and how to make what you learn a regular part of your life. A referral by a healthcare provider and a diagnosis of diabetes is required.
Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover up to 10 hours of diabetes education the first year of diagnosis. After the first year, your coverage may be different. Contact your insurance provider for more information.
Lisa Rudolph, MSN, RN, CCRN-K