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DOCTORS HOSPITAL AT WHITE ROCK LAKE’S DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM MERITS ADA RECOGNITION
DALLAS, TX (May 5, 2015) ― The Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake’s diabetes self-management education program has been awarded Recognition from the American Diabetes Association. This program offers high-quality education services to the patients it serves.
The ADA Education Recognition effort, begun in the fall of 1986, is a voluntary process which assures that approved education programs have met the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. Programs that achieve Recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the-art information about diabetes management for participants.
Self-management education is an essential component of diabetes treatment. One consequence of compliance with the National Standards is the greater consistency in the quality and quantity of education offered to people with diabetes. The participant in an ADA Recognized program will be taught, as needed, self-care skills that will promote better management of his or her diabetes treatment regimen. All approved education programs cover the following topics as needed: diabetes disease process; nutritional management; physical activity; medications; monitoring; preventing, detecting, and treating acute complications; preventing, detecting, and treating chronic complications through risk reduction; goal setting and problem solving; psychological adjustment; and preconception care, management during pregnancy, and gestational management.
Assuring high-quality education for patient self-care is one of the primary goals of the Education Recognition program. Through the support of the health care team and increased knowledge and awareness of diabetes, the patient can assume a major part of the responsibility for his/her diabetes management. Unnecessary hospital admissions and some of the acute and chronic complications of diabetes may be prevented through self-management education.
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake offers monthly support group meetings every 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. This is a free meeting, open to people managing their diabetes. Seating is limited. To make a reservation, please call 214-324-6393.
“The ADA recognition gives diabetes education programs a national standard by which they can measure the quality of the education they are providing,” commented program coordinator L. Rae Matlock RDN, LD, CDE. “Recognition by the American Diabetes Association assures our community that Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is meeting national standards and is committed to excellence in providing diabetes education.”
For more information, visit: http://www.doctorshospitaldallas.com/en-US/ourServices/medicalServices/Pages/Diabetes.aspx
Or, contact Rae Matlock, RDN, LD, CDE, at 214-324-6393.
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