Overton Brooks VA Medical Center-Diabetes Self-Management & Support Program

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center-Diabetes Self-Management & Support Program

Address: 510 East Stoner Avenue #120 Shreveport LA 71101

Cost: $0.00

Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) is a critical element of care for people with diabetes. DSMES is the ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care, as well as activities that assist a person in implementing and sustaining the behaviors needed to manage his or her condition on an ongoing basis, beyond or outside of formal self-management training.

To be eligible for DSMES, a person must be diagnosed with diabetes and be referred by a healthcare provider. Most payers, including Medicare, Medicaid and commercial, cover 10 hours of initial training over 12 months.

More information:

Contact Juanita Bridges at 318-990-5189