Beck J, Greenwood DA, Blanton L, et al. 2017. National standards for diabetes self-management education and support. Diabetes Educ. 2017;43(5):449-464. (Original DOI: 10.1177/0145721717722968)
In the October 2017 issue of The Diabetes Educator, the 2 opening paragraphs of the article contained errors. In addition, for author Ardis A. Reed, MPH, RD, LD, CDE, the correct affiliation should be listed as TMF Health Quality Institute, Austin, Texas.
The corrected 2 opening paragraphs are as follows:
By the most recent estimates, 30.3 million people in the United States have diabetes. An estimated 23.1 million have been diagnosed with diabetes and 7.2 million are believed to be living with undiagnosed diabetes. At the same time, 84.1 million people are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Thus, more than 114 million Americans are at risk for developing the devastating complications of diabetes.
Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) is a critical element of care for all people with diabetes. DSMES is the ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care as well as activities that assist a person in implementing and sustaining the behaviors needed to manage his or her condition on an ongoing basis, beyond or outside of formal self-management training. In previous National Standards for DSMES (Standards), DSMS and DSME were defined separately, but these Standards aim to reflect the value of ongoing support and multiple services.