Diabetes Care - Resource

This document is a joint position statement of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It is the position of the ADA that all individuals with diabetes – particularly individuals with type 2 diabetes – receive DSME/S at diagnosis and as needed thereafter.

Within the statement, they provide:

The diabetes education algorithm provides an evidence-based visual depiction of when to identify and refer individuals with type 2 diabetes to DSME/S. The algorithm defines four critical time points for delivery and key information on the self-management skills that are necessary at each of these critical periods. The diabetes education algorithm DSME Support in Diabetes can be used  by healthcare systems, staff or teams, as well as individuals with diabetes, to guide when and how to refer to and deliver/receive diabetes education.