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Diabetes education program earns national recognition

by on May 10, 2018 12:18 PM

STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health’s “Life With Diabetes” self-management education program has been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association. The program originally was recognized in 2007.

The program helps people with diabetes comfortably manage their disease. Taught by certified diabetes educators of Mount Nittany Health’s Diabetes Network, the classes cover all aspects of learning to manage diabetes, including what diabetes is, how to monitor blood glucose, how to use blood glucose results to make changes in treatment, healthy eating and weight loss strategies and understanding medicines.

The ADA education recognition effort, which began in 1986, is a voluntary process that assures that approved education programs have met the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs. Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide the latest information about diabetes management for participants.

Assuring high-quality education for patient self-care is one of the primary goals of the ADA’s education recognition program. Unnecessary hospital admissions and some of the acute and chronic complications of diabetes may be prevented through self-management education.

 



This story was produced by the staff at the Centre County Gazette. It was re-published with permission. The Centre County Gazette is a weekly publication, available at many locations around Centre County every Thursday morning.
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