Handling Common Objections to Community-Based Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT)

The Medicare Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) benefit presents an opportunity for community-based organizations to partner with health care systems to offer evidence-based diabetes self-management education (DSME) for older adults and adults with disabilities. While there is a great need for DSME due to the high prevalence of diabetes, it is not uncommon for health care systems to object to having a community-based organization provide the DSMT benefit. Learn how to handle these objections to increase access to and use of this important benefit.