GARY – Methodist Hospitals’ diabetes self-management education program has been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association. The ADA Education Recognition effort, begun in the fall of 1986, and is based on the National Standards for Diabetes Education that were developed by the National Advisory Board and endorsed by the diabetes community.
It is a voluntary process which assures that approved education programs have met the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. This program has grown to become the leading quality assurance mechanism for diabetes self-management education programs across the country.
“The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of the services they provide,” said Mary Valentine, director of nursing education. “And, of course, it helps consumers to identify these quality programs.”
“Methodist is proud to have once again achieved this recognition from the ADA, and it’s because of the commitment and dedication of our healthcare team that we have once again garnered this recognition,” said Ian McFadden, president and CEO of Methodist Hospitals.