Diabetes Education (DSMES)

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Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)

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You can:

  • Know what to eat
  • Have motivation to be active
  • Check blood sugar mindfully
  • Minimize stress in your life
  • Learn about medications and insulin
  • Lower blood glucose and A1C
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Meet our Certified Diabetes Educator

“While working at a community pharmacy, I witnessed many gaps in the management of diabetes among my patients year after year. With the emergence of newer medications and a widening range of insulin analogs, I observed inconsistencies in knowledge and a lack of urgency around diabetes management at various levels of care and among patients. Meanwhile, we see no improvement in the statistics of diabetes control. It is time to set a new standard for management outcomes, and I have decided to devote the rest of my career to promoting that change. First, I set a goal to reach as many people in our community as possible to show them that they can, indeed, take control of their diabetes. Second, I aim to create awareness that the patient is at the center of successful diabetes management and prevention of complications, not just medication or insulin. Third, I will develop strategies to help change our social culture that currently contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes in our population. Follow me to control diabetes.” - Anna Shleyzer, PharmD, CDCES

  • Call 941-586-9772 or 941-366-2424
  • Fax the referral form to 941-954-6043
  • Follow us on Instagram #diabetes_abc