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Telehealth Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Take Control of Your Health

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Following an evidence-based curriculum, the Telehealth National Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program empowers participants living with Type 2 diabetes to successfully self-manage their diabetes.

How the Program Works

A certified diabetes care and education specialist and other licensed health professionals lead live, interactive classes. The classes are recognized by the American Diabetes Association or accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.

Sessions focus on:

  • Medication adherence
  • Healthy eating
  • Blood glucose self-monitoring
  • Physical activity
  • Reducing risks for diabetes complications
  • Healthy coping and problem-solving

Participate in the Program

Southern Maryland residents interested in learning how to make lifestyle changes to help them take better control of their diabetes, improve their diet, and reduce their risk for diabetic complications can benefit most from this program.

No Cost

This program is free to eligible participants.

Virtual Sessions

Sessions are held virtually through online video links accessible via your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

Progress Reporting

We regularly provide participant progress reports to referring providers using our two-way communication system.

Get Started

Take the next step, get started today. Contact PreventionLink at (301) 883-7220.

Eligibility Requirements

Participants must:

  • Be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (must provide documentation)
  • Have other test results findings, such as HbA1c, oral glucose tolerance test, and/or fasting plasma glucose (your doctor will decide) 

Provider Details

Provide documentation of a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. Diagnosis must be made using one of the following criteria:

  • Fasting blood glucose ≥126mg/dL; “fasting” is defined as no caloric intake for at least 8 hours
  • 2-hour plasma glucose ≥200mg/dL during a 75g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)
  • HbA1c ≥6.5%; this test should be performed by a laboratory
  • Random plasma glucose ≥200mg/dL with symptoms of hyperglycemia
  • If no signs of hyperglycemia, diagnosis requires an abnormal test result from the same sample or two separate test samples