DiabetesSmart

Join the DiabetesSmart family to provide high-quality diabetes education and make a difference in the lives of people living with diabetes.

DiabetesSmart Pharmacists

DiabetesSmart Registered Dietitians

DiabetesSmart Health Departments

By joining the
DiabetesSmart
family, you will
receive:

  • Support of a statewide umbrella program
  • Technical assistance and support for billing, marketing, curriculum, program development and quality improvement
  • Assistance with obtaining and maintaining ADA recognition
  • Monthly communication and training
  • Access to the DiabetesSmart Portal

Don’t do it alone. Get the support of a statewide program to simplify the process, alleviate some of the administrative burden, and be able to market your organization as an American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognized provider of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services.

Icon-GoldStandard
DSMES is the gold
standard in diabetes
education
Icon-Reimburse
The only diabetes education reimbursable by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurances
Icon-Complications
Proven to improve hemoglobin A1c, control blood pressure and lipids, increase rates of medication adherence, reduce complications, and increase healthier lifestyle behavior
Join the DiabetesSmart family

Contact DiabetesSmart@dhhs.nc.gov to gain access to the DiabetesSmart online portal. Once you gain access, a member of the DiabetesSmart team will guide you through the following steps of becoming apart of the DiabetesSmart family.

1
Complete your Organization Profile. This will help the DiabetesSmart team better understand your organization.
2
Complete your Readiness Assessment and determine if your organization is prepared to offer DSMES.
3
Submit the DiabetesSmart Application to begin the recognition process.
4
Establish a DSMES Team. Gather documentation of specific licenses/credentials as well as continuing education in diabetes-related topics for each educator.
5
Submit the ADA Recognition Application with supporting documentation. A letter of agreement will be signed between your organization and DiabetesSmart team.

As part of the DiabetesSmart family you will continue to have access to the online portal and a resource repository.