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What is DSMES Mentoring?

The Florida Diabetes Alliance, Inc has been providing an expert mentor service for over 10 years to organizations that have an interest in developing a quality DSMES service that meets the national standards for DSMES and provides them an opportunity to successfully achieve accreditation from ADCES or recognition from ADA. This service is provided by qualified diabetes educators that have demonstrated their expertise in the field by either achieving a CDE or BC ADM credential. In addition, they must have experience as a Quality Coordinator of an accredited DSMES program and preferably have experience as a DSMES auditor for either ADCES or ADA.

This service can be provided under third party grant funding or via direct payment from requesting organization to the Alliance and is provided for a duration of 12 months. This service can be renewed annually at the request of organization and upon agreed upon new contract.


Based on the success of this model, the Alliance is planning to establish a similar mentor program for organizations wanting to develop quality Diabetes Prevention Programs. See attached partnership application to request additional information on this service. If you are interested in serving on the committee to develop this new program, contact Kathy Mulcahy

Please fill out the DSMES Mentor Form, then save it to your computer, and email it to