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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Diabetes Self-Management Education

If you have diabetes, you need diabetes self-management education (DSME).

Living and coping with diabetes can be difficult. You may feel angry, depressed, or alone. However, you can have a full and active life even though you have diabetes. Managing diabetes may not be easy but the benefits are worth the effort.

Diabetes self-management education gives you the skills and confidence you need to learn to manage your diabetes. People who learn to manage their diabetes from the start have fewer health problems from diabetes years later.

Ask your doctor to refer you to diabetes self-management education. Diabetes self-management education is covered by insurance. (A co-pay or deductible may be required.)

Find a DSME provider near you:


If you have any difficulty with insurance coverage of diabetes self-management education, contact the Office of Insurance Regulation Consumer Hotline at 1-877-693-5236.