Health Insurance Coverage Laws for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training


More than 30 million U.S. adults have diabetes and about 84 million have prediabetes or are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Teaching patients to monitor and manage their diabetes is an important method for controlling this disease. Many states require all public and private health insurance plans to cover diabetes self-management education and training (DSME/T). This map shows which states have laws that require such coverage for both private insurance plans and Medicaid, and provides information on legal requirements for, among other things, when DSME/T coverage is triggered, what specific activities are covered, and the standards that DSME/T must meet. Click any state below to view all data on that state's DSME/T laws. Click here to view D.C. specifically.

Data collection for this map was conducted by the Policy Surveillance Program, ChangeLab Solutions and the National Health Law Program. Read more about DSME/T. To view individual state profiles on DSME/T, please click here or select a state on the map and visit the link at the bottom of the table.

Important Notice: The resources on this page are being updated in May 2017. The new content will be updated incrementally as it is completed, and will be dated May 2017. This notice will be removed once the full update is complete.

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