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Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs (DSME)
Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs (DSME/S) recognized by the American Diabetes Association or accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators meet National Standards for DSME/S.  The programs assure patients and payers that the practice offers quality, comprehensive diabetes education and care, and meet criteria for Medicare Reimbursement.  For more information on applying or receiving technical assistance with the DSME application process contact the Arkansas Department of Health,Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch at 501-661-2942.

Prevent Diabetes STAT
The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined forces to take urgent action to Prevent Diabetes STAT and are urging others to join in this critical effort.

Prevent Diabetes STAT: Screen, Test, Act - Today™, is a multi-year initiative to reach more Americans with prediabetes and stop the progression to type 2 diabetes.  The AMA and CDC have co-developed a toolkit to serve as a guide for physicians and other health care providers on the best methods to screen and refer high-risk patients to diabetes prevention programs in their communities. There is also an online screening tool for patients at to help them determine their risk for type 2 diabetes.

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has created the Small Steps. Big Rewards. Prevent type 2 Diabetes campaign. The NDEP has created campaign messages and materials for people at risk for diabetes, including those at high risk: African Americans, Hispanic and Latino Americans, Native Americans and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, women with a history of gestational diabetes and older adults. In addition, the NDEP and its partners are promoting diabetes prevention to health care professionals to give them the information and tools to help their patients take small steps to prevent or delay the disease. Click here for more information.

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