Diabetes self-management education is an essential component of diabetes clinical management, and community-based programs are an effective intervention for improving glycemic control among adults living with diabetes. The National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support are designed to define quality diabetes self-management education and support, and to assist diabetes educators to provide evidence-based education and self-management support. These standards are used in the field for recognition and accreditation. This article presents the results of a program evaluation conducted by the Center for Urban Health at the Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital, examines the outcomes of the community-based diabetes self-management program, and uses the standards as the evaluation framework.
White, Neva; Manning, Mary Lou; Brawer, Rickie; and Plumb, James, "Using accreditation standards as a framework to evaluate and improve a community-based diabetes self-management education program." (2014). Department of Nursing papers and presentations. Paper 15.