Marlette Regional Hospital and McKenzie Health System are pleased to share that their diabetes self-management education program in Marlette and Sandusky was recently awarded the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for quality. The American Diabetes Association Education Recognition program has grown to become the leading quality assurance mechanism for diabetes self-management education programs across the country.
The Association’s Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational programs meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs. Programs that achieve recognition status have knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management. “The process gives professionals a national standard by which they can measure the quality of the services they provide,” comments Lorraine Drake, RN, CDE, CCM (pictured). “And, of course, it assures the patient that he or she will likely receive high-quality service.”
The diabetes self-management training program at Marlette Regional Hospital and McKenzie Health System aims to build relationships with those in our region living with diabetes; ultimately leading to blood glucose control, prevention of diabetes-related complications, and higher quality of life. Patients enrolled in self-management training will learn more about understanding diabetes, managing blood glucose patterns, preventing complications, understanding how to balance diet and medications, managing hypoglycemia, meal planning, and how to read food labels.
For more information about the diabetes education services available in Marlette and Sandusky, please contact Lorraine at 989-635-4348.