Skip to main content
Facebook Twitter RSS
Labette Health

Diabetes self-management

Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support program (DSMES) is a key step in improving health outcomes and quality of life. DSMES is a process that empowers a person to identify his or her needs and to set goals through evidence-based standards from the American Diabetes Association.

DSMES and medical nutrition training (MNT) are complimentary services used to improve diabetes care. The overall objectives of DSMES are to support informed decision making and problem solving and to improve clinical outcomes. DSMES is structured around seven diabetes self-care behaviors, known as the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors:

  1. Healthy Eating
  2. Being Active
  3. Monitoring
  4. Taking Medication
  5. Problem Solving
  6. Reducing Risks
  7. Healthy Coping

Labette Health's DSMES program has been accredited by the American Diabetes Association since 2005. Our Endocrinology Clinic and Diabetes Education Program provides you with access to our certified diabetes educator, Jennifer Metscher, APRN-C, CDCES, and our Diabetes Self-Management Educator and Dietitian, Adele Bohn, RD, LD.

Talk with your doctor or provider to see if a referral to DSMES is right for you.

For more information, contact Adele Bohn, RD, LD at 620.820.5925.

Click here to take the American Diabetes Association's 60-Second Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test.

CLICK HERE for 2024 DSMES classes