Motivating better diabetes self-care with SMS text messaging

Good self-management is crucial for experiencing a healthy life with diabetes. Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Diabetes Self-Management Support (DSMS) activities provide a process for people living with diabetes to gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify their behaviour. DSME and DSMS also help people with diabetes self-manage the disease and related conditions. The implementation of DSME/DSMS takes different forms depending on the organisation of care for people with diabetes including their healthcare system and their healthcare provision. The impact of the cultural and socio-economic environment in which they live is also an important factor.