Like many, your patients may find navigating diabetes management challenging on their own.
The Johns Hopkins Medicine Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) team is proud to offer group based DSMT sessions to patients seeking our standard of care service coupled with peer support.
DSMT is an evidenced-based intervention delivered by Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES). Compared to those who have not had DSMT, patients who participate in DSMT have lower A1C levels, improved blood pressure and cholesterol control levels, better medication adherence, increased self-efficacy and lower rates of diabetes diabetes-related complications.
Available for patients newly diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus and those who have been living with diabetes for years, DSMT group education fosters lively discussion that allows patients to ask questions, learn more about disease, use the latest technologies and share experiences with one another.
Our DSMT group sessions cover a variety of topics, including but not limited to, disease education, acute and chronic complication management, continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and glucometer use, nutritional guidance, medication management and more.
Physicians or treating practitioners can learn more about referring patients to the DSMT service via the link to our provider resources. There are four critical times to refer a patient to DSMT: are diagnosis, when a patient is not meeting treatment targets, when new complications develop and during care transitions.
For more eligibility information, group class schedules and locations, visit hopkinsmedicine.org/DSMT or call 443-927-2749.