Lucas County Health Center was
recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American
Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization
(NAO), certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
This will allow the people with Diabetes in and around Lucas County increased
access to high quality diabetes education services.
Diabetes education is a
collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain
the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage
the disease and its related conditions. The program is comprehensive and taught
by diabetes educators who have extensive training.
"AADE's accreditation assures that an
accredited program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management
Education and Support. Programs who meet
this criteria are considered high quality and have been shown to improve the
health status of the individuals who embrace the education and help to modify
sometimes unhealthy behaviors, or simply provide the education that the person
with diabetes has not previously received" said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA,
Accreditation Director for the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. "Lucas County Health Center is exactly the
type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation in 2009."
For more information about this
program, please call LCHC's Diabetes Education at (641) 774-3362.