About the Coalition
The Diabetes Coalition of Mississippi is composed of dedicated and interested individuals across the State of Mississippi who work to improve the lives and health of the state’s population affected by diabetes. Membership in the Coalition is open to anyone. Click on the following link to learn more about the Coalition:
New! Legislative Ask-Sheet for Increased Diabetes Funding
This sheet details several opportunities for increased diabetes funding across the US that interested parties may use when contacting their legislators in Washington, DC. Constituent meetings serve as an opportunity to educate Members of Congress and gain support for the following ADA priority issues: need for increased funding for the critical diabetes research and prevention programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Programs (SDP).
Ask Sheet- National Diabetes Prevention Program
Diabetes Self-Management Training
Diabetes educators are licensed health care professionals—registered nurses, registered dietitians and pharmacists, among others. Their specialty is helping people with diabetes understand how to best manage their diabetes. Many of the healthcare professionals providing diabetes education or Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) also carry the designation Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).
The Diabetes Coalition of Mississippi now offers a personalized brochure for Accredited/Recognized DSMT programs. You can type in your own organization’s contact information before printing and sharing with providers.
Why Should A Healthcare Provider Refer A Patient For DSMT?
Diabetes educators have a unique skill set and serve as essential support for patients and providers.
DIABETES EDUCATORS CAN:
- Increase your practice’s efficiency by assuming time-consuming patient training, counseling and follow-up duties
- Help you meet pay-for-performance and quality improvement goals
- Track and monitor patients’ care and progress and provide you with status reports
- Help delay the onset of diabetes with prevention and self-management training for patients who are at high risk
While you manage your patients’ care, diabetes educators focus on empowering them to manage their diabetes. They teach, coach and guide patients so they understand their diabetes in the context of their personal lives and work with them to set – and meet – behavior change goals to improve their health.
Tools for Diabetes Self Management Trainers
Access Additional Links and Resources
Click here to view a listing of helpful links to tools that will assist you in understanding, managing, and treating diabetes.