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