How the DMSE Program Works
In order to get started in the program, we will need to obtain a referral from your provider. This referral will ask for all the information we need prior to your arrival. Simply provide us with your provider’s contact information, and we will be happy to obtain the referral on your behalf. If you do not have a provider, and wish to “self-refer”, one of the providers at UT Health Services will act as your provider, meeting with you prior to the first class. You can find the Referral Form on the Forms page.
The next step is to decide upon your selected start date by reviewing the list of scheduled classes. A proposed class schedule is available on the Forms page. Since we offer both morning and evening classes, finding a time to suit your schedule should not be difficult. Once you have identified a targeted start date, call (713) 500-3267 to reserve your spot in the class, as class size is limited.
What to Expect
Diabetes Self Management Education is a program designed to teach you every day skills necessary to manage your diabetes. We will cover popular topics such as diet, exercise and medication questions, while also addressing other less talked about issues such as coping strategies and problem solving. Whether you are new to diabetes, or have had it for years, everyone can use new information in the battle for blood sugar control.
As part of our efforts to improve the quality of this program, we will ask each member to complete an evaluation at the end of the program. This feedback is an important step to ensure we deliver the education you need.
If you have a patient you would like to refer to our program, simply download the Referral Form on the Forms page and fax to our office at (713) 500-3220. Please be sure to include all requested data. If you do not have a recent A1C, we will obtain one for you at the first visit. Attempts are made to schedule all patients within 1 month of receipt of referral. If, for some reason, a patient does not schedule within this timeframe, we will notify you by email so that you can follow up with your patient.
You will receive monthly email updates as to your patient’s progress while they are a participant, along with notification when they complete the program. We ask that all participants follow up 6 months and 1 year after completion of the program so that we may track the progress and success of the program.
If you have any questions, please call (713) 500-3267.