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Published on February 14, 2014

Crozer-Keystone Center for Diabetes Earns Recertification by the American Diabetes Association

Diabetes monitor

The ADA issues recertifications
every four years.

The Crozer-Keystone Health System Center for Diabetes recently earned recertification by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for its self-management education program. The ADA recertification ensures that educational programs are approved and have met the national standards for diabetes self-management programs. Programs that achieve education recognition have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who provide state-of-the-art education about diabetes self-management for participants. These topics can range from home-care nursing to insulin and care of the diabetic. 

The ADA's Education Recognition Certificate’s standards were developed under the National Diabetes Advisory Board and revised in 1994 and 2000. Recertification occurs every four years; the Center for Diabetes’ initial certification was in 2006, and its current certification remains in effect through February 2018.

The Center for Diabetes provides outpatient education for individuals with new onset and uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, or those who desire intensive control. The goal of the intensive management is to achieve near-normal glucose levels. The center also offers special instruction for individuals with gestational diabetes.

The focus of the center is to help patients achieve blood glucose control by balancing meals, exercise and medication, when necessary. Comprehensive classes are available at Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake, Community Hospital and Springfield Hospital. 

For more information about the Center for Diabetes, call 610-328-8920 or visit http://diabetes.crozerkeystone.org.

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