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Consulting: Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and National Standards

Why Hire a Consultant?   Scope of Services    Turn Key Programs

In this Section:
1. Components of MNT and DSMT Program Consulting (pdf)
Why Hire Mary Ann as a Consultant for DSME?

Developing Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs


Training Staff on Latest Standards of Diabetes Care


Designing and Diabetes Center: Project Management Consulting


Designing and Diabetes Center: Project Management Consulting

Mary Ann's consulting services can also be used to design a Diabetes Center in your organization.

Mary Ann was recently a member of a president-selected Project Task Force charged with the responsibility of designing a full-service Diabetes Center within a community hospital from the ground up in approximately eight months. The Task Force’s work exceeded the hospital president’s expectations. Today, the Diabetes Center is a viable, ever-growing, profitable department.

Mary Ann can be retained by organizations seeking to develop a successful Diabetes Center...she has the required skills and expertise in:

  • Developing and implementing a marketing and advertising plan

  • Developing mission statement:
    • Definition and purpose of service
    • Definition of scope of program
    • Establishment of goals

  • Developing business plan:
    • Staffing (RN, RD, secretary, board certified endocrinologist, nurse manager and volunteers)
    • Salary cost
    • Monthly variable and fixed expenses
    • Fees schedule (per benchmarking and cost/revenue analysis)
    • Charging and billing system
    • Performa and budget
    • Location
    • Office furniture and supplies
    • Equipment

  • Conducting target market research to determine viability and need of projected services, evaluating data and making selection

  • Attaining Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Education Recognition Program certification for DSME Program

  • Implementing DSME Outcomes Management System

  • Implementing diabetes support group meetings

  • Developing policies and procedures

  • Developing staff schedules, Diabetes Center order form, all other forms

  • Developing customized IT support systems (e.g., patient registry and data base)

  • Developing quality assurance plan

  • Opening the Center and maintaining daily operations and DSME and MNT programs

  • Trouble-shooting and problem-solving, secondary to newness of Center, for 1 year
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Mary Ann has a rare combination of consultant to both professionals and the public. She is a well known dietitian in the Chicago , IL area. She travels all over the state of Illinois presenting on health reimbursement - including insurance, medicare and self management diabetes programs (DSME). Also, she created a health, wellness, health promotion and health education program targeted for companies and organizations who want to demonstrate concern for employee well-being, and increase employee productivity and morale.

Dietician Mary Ann consults with corporations and industry as a media nutrition spokesperson in area of food and nutrition. You will often see Mary Ann speaking before large consumer audiences on nutrition for kidney disease, nutrition for cardiac health, nutrition education for adolescents and current nutrition topics. She is a true nutrition expert!