All people with diabetes and those at risk of diabetes, no matter where they live, have the right to learn about diabetes, how it can be prevented, how it can be managed effectively and how to access educational and clinical resources (International Diabetes Federation 2011).
ACE Diabetes is dedicated to provide a high standard of Diabetes Self-Management Education. ACE believes diabetes self-management education is a critically important, fundamental and integral component of diabetes prevention and care and should be available and accessible to everyone (International Diabetes Federation 2011).The purpose of diabetes self-management education (DSME) and diabetes self-management support (DSMS) is to prepare those affected by diabetes to:
- Make informed decisions.
- Cope with the demands of living daily with a complex chronic disease
- Make changes in their behaviour that support their self-management efforts and improve outcomes.
ACE Diabetes is all about diabetes in real life. ACE’s aim is to empower people by considering the whole person, including their physical social, emotional, spiritual, financial needs.