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  • Dr. Prem Sahasranam, M.D.

The Status Quo Isn’t Working: Why Patients AND Doctors Need DSMES Programs



Doctors know how complex diabetes management is and strive to provide the highest level of care, but they’re often restricted by the time constraints of the traditional office visit. To many physicians, this may feel like they’re forced to keep repeating the same basic talking points and end up prescribing more medications. 


In the meantime, their patients are, at best, stuck in neutral in their diabetes management and, at worst, seeing their diabetes worsen, eventually to the point of serious medical complications. 


Doctors can’t do it all, and patients don’t know it all, which is why diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) programs are critically important. 


The Power of DSMES Programs 


DSMES programs: 


  • Offer personalized, one-on-one coaching on all aspects of diabetes treatment and management from experienced and qualified clinicians on core pillars, such as nutrition, medication management, device use, lifestyle factors, the mental health impact of diabetes, how to balance their diabetes with other health conditions, and much more. 

  • Are recommended by leading healthcare organizations and clinically proven to improve diabetes outcomes,

  • Bridge the diabetes education gap, increase health literacy, and improve patients’ engagement with their condition and experience with their doctors. 

  • Allow doctors to go beyond surface-level repetition of basic education and connect with their patients on a more substantive and proactive level. 

  • Help patients feel more confident, engaged, and empowered in the management of their diabetes and overall health,


Despite the proven success and widespread institutional support of these programs, less than 7% percent of patients with diabetes utilize them.


Read our latest eBook by clicking below to learn more about the benefits of DSMES for patients and doctors and how My Diabetes Tutor is eliminating the barriers that get in the way of access. Contact us today to learn more. 



Call 844-623-0999 or email info@mydiabetestutor.com today to discover what we can do for your patients.

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