The Diabetes Program
Here at Southwest Endocrinology, our Diabetes Self-Management Education
(DSME) Program is Nationally Recognized by the American Diabetes
Association (ADA) for patient education!
The ADA endorses the National Standards to promote quality education
for all people with diabetes. Self-management education is the cornerstone
of care for all persons with diabetes who want to achieve successful
health related outcomes.
National Recognition guides us to structure our program according
to 10 standards. Some of these standards include having: a Mission
Statement and goals, a plan to meet our target population's needs,
an Oversight Committee and an Annual Review process, a Program Coordinator
and instructors current in therapeutic interventions, and an Educational
Program that meets the ten Core Curriculum content areas.
At Southwest Endocrinology Associates we feel that education is
the key to successful management of diabetes. We provide a structured,
personalized, patient-centered approach that is easy to understand
and incorporate into your daily life.
Our diabetes education program is structured in packages to target
specific educational needs. We focus on the ADA, HEDIS and NCQA
standards of care and deliver a comprehensive education curriculum
to our patients. Classes may be include individual consultations
and group education sessions.
Our curriculum is regularly re-evaluated to ensure that we are
providing the latest in self management training. Ideally,
your program will begin immediately after you have been diagnosed
with diabetes. Our team of trained specialists will provide you with
the care, education and emotional support you will need as you
adjust to living a healthy life with diabetes.
Together we will work through understanding
the disease process and strategies for preventing some of the more
common complications. We will discuss dietary requirements,
exercise programs, medications and their effects, as well as learning
ways to reduce the impact of diabetes on your daily life.
Free "Pumpers R Us Meeting" - Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Diabetes Class Schedules:
Diabetes Class Schedule; February - April, 2012 (class times are subject to change)