Table 2

Major components of diabetes self-management education

Survival skills
  • hypo-/hyperglycemia

  • sick day management

  • medication

  • monitoring

  • foot care

Daily management issues
  • disease process

  • nutritional management

  • physical activity

  • medications

  • monitoring

  • acute complications

  • risk reduction

  • goal setting/problem solving

  • psychosocial adjustment

  • preconception care/pregnancy/gestational diabetes management