Telehealth Patient Education Series for Diabetes Receives Favorably Reviewed Rating from ADCES
Updated release of the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) telehealth series from dMeetings receives “Favorably Reviewed” Approval from the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES)
[Jacksonville, FL, November 21, 2020] – The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) has just issued the designation of “Favorably Reviewed” to dMeetings’ newly updated telehealth DSMES curriculum patient education web series. A designation of “Favorably Reviewed” is issued after a rigorous interdisciplinary review of diabetes educational materials in which the content is evaluated for accuracy, diversity, and appropriateness.
dMeetings has offered their diabetes Self-Managed Education and Support (DSMES) online curriculum since 2011. “With our DSMES series now having received the Favorably Reviewed approval from the ADCES,” says Brad Bellingrath, Executive Producer of the series, “our clients can be assured that it provides the most accurate information as established by the current guidelines from the ADA, ADCES and CDC.” Brad goes on to say that “the original DSMES series has served 10’s of thousands of patients well, and now that it has been updated to reflect current guidelines, we are even better positioned to meet present day realities with this accessible, telehealth format.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 34.2 million people in the United States living with diabetes. Despite the position of the American Diabetes Association “that all individuals with diabetes receive DSME/S at diagnosis and as needed thereafter,” fewer than 5% of Medicare beneficiaries with diagnosed diabetes and only 6.8% of privately insured individuals with diagnosed diabetes have participated in any DSMES program. According to the CDC, DSMES programs administered in alternative settings, including telehealth settings, can increase access to this vital patient care.
The dMeetings platform delivers its patient education content via an online Learning Management System (LMS). This LMS can be accessed from anywhere on the web with any personal computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone at the convenience of the learner. The LMS allows health coaches and administrators the ability to track individual patient progress and measure comprehension throughout the series. The education series itself consists of ten 30-minute sessions, with content that is derived from the seven core behaviors of managing diabetes as outlined by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES). Each session is delivered by a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) and is accompanied by a quiz and self-study resources.
dMeetings ignited innovative patient education in 2011 with the launch of its online diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) for patients, providers and payors. Nearly a decade later, dMeetings remains deeply committed to patient education. The company has expanded its offerings to include Spanish-language DSMES in the summer of 2020 and is expecting to launch their DSMES series focused on gestational diabetes as well as their cardiovascular health series in the winter of 2020/2021. dMeetings has championed the telehealth patient education revolution with its easily accessible and economical content offered not only to individuals living with chronic conditions but also to healthcare providers, payors, departments of health, and employers across the nation. To find out more about dMeetings, visit their website at www.dmeetings.com.