DSME What is the Future?
Across the state, we are joining forces to expand and improve access to diabetes care and DSME sustainability. Despite the impacts of the diabetes epidemic diabetes self-management education programs are closing or down-sizing. We invite you to take action to become connected to our diabetes prevention and self-management efforts.
Let us commit time and energy to not only improving the public’s awareness of who we are and what we do, but supporting and energizing each other in making our organization the best it can be. Let this be a year of personal and professional growth for all members of Pennsylvania coordinating body of AADE.
There are many issues to consider: evolving governmental involvement in healthcare, the educational requirements and costs for our future Diabetes Educators as well as our expanding roles, the move toward sustainable food sources and access to diabetes care to name a few.
A famous philosopher and leader once said:
“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?"
Together, let’s see what we can accomplish.
I hope you will add professional and organizational growth to your goals and join us in expanding our visibility and advancing our profession. This can and should be an exciting time for our organization.
Together, through our strategic plan, we will address these and other issues for improving the access to DSME and health of the citizens of Pennsylvania and working on shaping our and state health care policy.