Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program

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South Central Health District is recognized as an accredited DSMES provider by the American Diabetes Association.

About DSMES 

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) programs assist participants in achieving better blood glucose control by self-managing their diabetes through knowledge, skill, and their thinking regarding life choices. DSMES is a crucial part of blood glucose control. Through DSMES programs the participant will learn the knowledge and skills they need to keep their diabetes under control. 

Benefits of DSMES 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, considerable evidence exists linking Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) participation to positive changes in health behaviors and improved diabetes-related outcomes. Benefits of DSMES participation can include:  

  • Improved hemoglobin A1C levels 
  • Improved control of blood pressure and cholesterol levels 
  • Higher rates of medication adherence 
  • Fewer or less severe diabetes-related complications 
  • Healthier lifestyle behaviors, such as better nutrition, increased physical activity, and use of primary care and preventive services 
  • Enhanced self- efficacy 
  • Decreased health care costs, including fewer hospital admissions and readmissions 


  • Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes 
  • Physician referral 
  • Resident of the following counties: Bleckley, Dodge, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Wheeler, and Wilcox 

Classes are delivered in two sessions, one week apart and are free to all individuals. 

For more information, please contact: 
Megan Brantley 

(478) 275-6545 


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