5.9.1 Job Function

DBS educates consumers about diabetes self-management.

Diabetes self-management education services are used to:

  • assess the consumer's ability to independently manage the disease at home;
  • assess the consumer's ability to independently manage the disease in the workplace;
  • assess the consumer's ability to participate in intensive rehabilitation training for persons who are blind, such as the training sessions and mini-training sessions offered by DARS CCRC;
  • prepare a consumer to make informed choices about his or her diabetes; and
  • help the consumer develop the confidence and skills to implement his or her choices.