Franklin County Health Department

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According to the American Diabetes Association, “Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is the ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care.  This process incorporates the needs, goals, and life experiences of the person with diabetes and is guided by evidence-based standards.

The overall objectives of DSME are to support informed decision-making, self-care behaviors, problem-solving and active collaboration with the health care team and to improve clinical outcomes, health status, and quality of life.

The Franklin County Health Department is pleased to offer DSME Classes to the public.  It is presented by a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian and Registered Nurse.  Attendance at the entire session is highly encouraged.

The material covered during the 8 hour sessions will include the following: healthy coping for diabetes, monitoring & management, acute complications, nutrition and physical activity, preventing long term complications and sick day management.


For more information or to inquire about class dates and times, please contact: Debbie Bell at 564-5559

Updated: Sept 27, 2022