South Dakota Diabetes Education Recognition Program
Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) programs can be recognized by South Dakota Department of Health, the American Diabetes Association, or the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Information regarding each of these programs can be accessed at the bottom of the page and will assist you in determining which certifying body is best for your specific institution. Characteristics such as recognition fee, length of recognition and reimbursement vary per certifying body.
DMSE recognition through the South Dakota Department of Health is completely free. The Department of Health recognition program follows the same strict standards as other certifying bodies.
Why become recognized? Becoming a recognized DSME site informs both healthcare professionals and the public that the DSME curriculum and education being provided is evidence-based, high quality and proven effective.
Applying for South Dakota Department of Health Recognition
Application packets for DSME recognition through the Department of Health, known as the SD Diabetes Education Recognition Program (DERP), are available below. Programs seeking recognition should fill out an initial application packet.
- Initial & 4-Year Renewal Application (for current AADE programs)
- Annual Report (for current AADE programs)
- Initial & 4-Year Renewal Application (for non-AADE programs)
- Annual Report (for non-AADE programs)
- Change of Status Forms (for both AADE and non-AADE programs)
Contact Melissa Coull at Melissa.Coull@state.sd.us or 605-688-6011 if you have any questions regarding the DERP application or reporting process.
Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs Recognized by the South Dakota Department of Health
205 Orchard Drive
Sisseton, SD 57262
640 Flormann Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
1420 N. Tenth Street
Spearfish, SD 57783