June 6, 2013
Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Diabetes Education program has again been awarded Recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The Diabetes Education program was originally awarded the ADA’s Education Recognition Certificate in 2000 and has continued to receive Recognition renewal for offering high-quality education services to its patients.
The ADA recognizes educational programs that meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. These standards, which were developed and tested by the National Diabetes Advisory Board, are designed to promote quality education nationwide for diabetes patients.
Programs applying for Recognition status voluntarily submit to a rigorous review process by diabetes experts who evaluate each program on its ability to provide patients with a comprehensive, individualized education program.
“Not only does this process give professionals a standard by which to measure the quality of services they provide, but it assures the consumer that he or she will receive high-quality care as they attempt to learn self-management skills,” says Leigh Pascucelli, RN, CWON, operations manager of the Diabetes Education and Wound Ostomy Continence programs at NGMC.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Diabetes Education program provides individual and group educational sessions to help diabetes patients understand and manage their diabetes. The program also offers personalized meal planning, glucose monitoring, insulin administration education and follow-up counseling offered by a team of certified diabetes educators, registered nurses and registered dietitians.
For more information about Diabetes Education at NGMC, click here or call 770-219-0887.