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Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and resource limitations

Jan 14, 2016

DSME is a critical component of diabetes care. It enables us equip people with diabetes with necessary skills, knowledge and behaviour change strategies. DSME is therefore concerned with ensuring favorable outcomes in diabetes self-care.

It involves processes, resources and systems, that together play a role in ensuring its success or not. Various settings have challenges they need to address to ensure DSME is carried out successfully to ensure people living with diabetes are empowered for self-care. The purpose of this discussion is to foster dialogue among diabetes care givers and educators around factors that enhance and impede education. In so doing I hope we will attain a greater understanding of DSME, the challenges faced in its execution and how we can address these challenges to ensure that DSME has a greater impact in enhancing patient empowerment and improving diabetes outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.

Do you have all the resources you need for DSME? Specify the challenges that you face and their impact on care.

Information about the discussion leader

The discussion will be moderated by Grace Atieno Jalang’o, Phd Student in Health Education; part time lecturer at the Kenya Medical training centre and clinician at the Rapha Diabetes Centre.


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