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Arizona Diabetes Program

Self-Management Education

The Arizona Diabetes Program works with partners to promote quality healthcare at the community, clinical, and patient levels. Self-management education is a critical component of care.

Diabetes Education (Self-Management Classes)
Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT), also called Diabetes Self-Management Education, is the cornerstone of care for people with diabetes. DSMT is a well defined process that educates a person with diabetes on how to manage their diabetes. Three national organizations accredit or recognize diabetes education programs to ensure that they are following national standards on diabetes self-management training. In addition to accredited programs, many community based organizations offer diabetes education classes.

Find an Arizona Diabetes Self Management Training (DSMT) CenterPDF in your area and contact them to enroll in classes. They can often work with your insurance plan to get this expert education at a low cost to you.

American Association of Diabetes Educators
Find an AADE-Recognized Diabetes Education Program.

The American Diabetes Association – Arizona Affiliate
Find an ADA-Recognized Diabetes Education Program.

Phoenix area (602) 861-4731
Tucson area (520) 795-3711
Statewide 1-800-342-2383

Indian Health Service
Find a list of IHS-Recognized diabetes education programs.

Community Organizations

Community Health Centers
Find a sliding fee scale clinic.

Central Arizona College
Online course available for diabetes education, or call 520-494-5444 for more information.