"Everyone with Diabetes Counts" (EDC) is a national initiative promoting diabetes self-management education. IQH and its partners are working to ensure Mississippians with diabetes and pre-diabetes receive diabetes self-management education (DSME).
"DSME is a proven intervention which empowers people with diabetes to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the quality of their lives," said Debbie Miller, IQH state co-director. "Every person should be referred for diabetes self-management education as soon as he or she is diagnosed with diabetes."
Nearly one-third of adults 65 and over have the disease that is the most common cause of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations in adults and a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Many of the complications of diabetes can be prevented by empowering people to play an active part of their diabetes care team.
Thirty-nine ADA or AADE education sites are located in Mississippi. Click here to download a PDF with the sites listed.