Patient Education: Curriculum Topics in Diabetes

Nancyellen Brennan, F.N.P., C.D.E., Rita Rastogi Kalyani, M.D., M.H.S.
Patient Education: Curriculum Topics in Diabetes is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide.

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  • Coordinated set of information and educational experiences which include learning outcomes and effective teaching strategies
  • DSME (Diabetes Self Management Education) is a structured and continuous process of learning the knowledge and skills necessary for successful management of diabetes.
  • DSMT (Diabetes Self Management Training) is diabetes education provided by sites (clinics, pharmacies, hospital based diabetes centers) whose education program has been approved either by the American Diabetes Association or the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Group and individual education provided by these approved centers is reimbursed by medicare
  • In the U.S., a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a health care professional who has special training in diabetes education, completed 1000 hours of patient education in diabetes, and passed a standardized examination. Other countries are just beginning to develop their own CDE programs.

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Last updated: July 31, 2016