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What is the Diabetes Self Management (DSM) Clinic?

Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) has a vital role in improving outcomes of diabetes care. The US National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support state that patients with diabetes should receive DSME.

Studies have found that DSME is associated with improved diabetes knowledge and improved self-care behavior, lower HbA1c, quality of life, coping, weight and costs. Group sessions for DSME have been found to be effective and outcomes were better when content was culturally appropriate.

Why DSM Clinic?

India is experiencing a diabetes epidemic. Keeping in mind that India will soon have the maximum number of diabetics in the world, the cost of diabetes is growing at a worrisome pace. However, there is hope. The US and UK governments have taken DSME very seriously to be a core part of good diabetes care. The new DSM clinic at P. D. Hinduja Hospital, Mahim is conducted by Dr. Roshani Sanghani - Consultant Endocrinologist, which is a combination of her US training and experience along with her Indian training and practice experience at P. D. Hinduja Hospital.

Will DSM Clinic help me?

The Consultant is confident that using select newer classes of diabetes treatments and empowering patients to lead healthier lifestyles is likely to result in better diabetes outcomes. She uses a systematic approach and guides the patients to see where they have been experiencing difficulty in managing their diabetes. Each patient is capable of making powerfully effective lifestyle changes and the doctor is very excited to help them along their journey.

What is the difference between the DSM Clinic and routine diabetes prescriptions or diets?

The DSM clinic is based on mindful eating and mindful living. This means that the patient is given information and choice to be fully involved in their healthcare decisions. The patient is made responsible for their lifestyle. Patients will be taught:

  • How to become their own diabetes expert
  • How to balance eating for health and for enjoyment
  • Ways to become more active, build muscle and understand portion size
  • The importance of weight loss in diabetes
  • Important medication side effects
  • To cope better with negative emotions and the stress of diabetes
  • To develop a problem solving attitude because life issues affect diabetes
  • To reduce risks of complications of diabetes
  • That they are not alone and learn from the experience of others with diabetes

What does DSM Clinic Includes?

  • 2 Private OPD visits with DSM Clinic Consultant
  • 2 group sessions covering diabetes self-care behaviors.

How does a patient enroll for DSM clinic?

  • OPD appointment to be booked via calling 39818181
  • Payment for the DSM Clinic at the OPD counter on arrival. KEEP THE VOUCHER WITH YOU for all 4 DSM visits.
  • Confirm the date of group session during the first personal OPD Visit to the consultant of DSM clinic.

What should I bring to the first OPD appointment?

  • All prior medical files
  • Current medications (bring the tablet strips and insulin)
  • A list of your diabetes concerns

Fresh reports will save time:

  • HbA1c
  • FBS/PPBS
  • Any home sugar meter recordings
  • Urine microalbumin/creatinine ratio
  • 25OH vitamin D level
  • CBC
  • iron binding studies
  • Vit B12 level
  • Fasting lipid panel
  • Serum creatinine, SGOT, SGPT
  • Creactive protein
  • Fasting C-peptide, fasting insulin
  • Latest retina checkup by an ophthalmologist to check for diabetic retina change

To know more about Diabetes Self Management Clinic (DSM)

Call: 022 - 3981 8181
Venue: OPD building, 4th floor, Doctors lounge

Details of Group Sessions
First session: Mondays at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 am
Second session: Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 am

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