The Center for Diabetes Earns Recertification by the American Diabetes Association - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on January 07, 2014

The Center for Diabetes Earns Recertification by the American Diabetes Association

The Crozer-Keystone Health System Center for Diabetes earned recertification by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for their self-management education program. Certification continues through February 2018.

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 that 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. 

“At the Center for Diabetes, our goal is to educate patients about their condition. This certification ensures our patients receive the best possible education to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle,” says Mary Jane McDevitt, R.N., M.S.N., and C.R.N.P., director of the Center for Diabetes and a member of the American Association of Diabetic Educators. McDevitt leads a team of certified diabetic educators at the Center for Diabetes located at Springfield Hospital.

The ADA's Education Recognition Certificate has standards that were developed under the National Diabetes Advisory Board and revised in 1994 and 2000. Recertification occurs every 4 years; the Center for Diabetes’ initial certification was in 2006.

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 or to refer a patient, call (610) 328-8920 or visit http://diabetes.crozerkeystone.org.

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