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Table 2 Quality Standards for NDSS Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

From: The design of an evaluation framework for diabetes self-management education and support programs delivered nationally

Standard Description
1 Structured diabetes education should be offered to consumers as soon as possible after diagnosis and on an ongoing basis.
2 Structured diabetes education should be person-centered, use a variety of techniques to promote active learning, and be flexible enough to meet different needs.
3 Structured diabetes education should be provided by an appropriately trained facilitator.
4 Structured diabetes education should be evidence-based, reflect current clinical guidelines, and cover the four key indicators.
5 Structured diabetes education programs should strive to be equitable and accessible to all people.
6 Structured diabetes education should include a written curriculum with clearly defined learning aims and objectives.
7 Structured diabetes education content and resources must be assessed for and meet appropriate readability and health literacy levels.
8 Structured diabetes education should include evaluation that measures program aims and objectives, program fidelity and supports continuous quality improvement.