BRADENTON, FL – The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for quality diabetes self-management education programs was recently awarded to Blake Medical Center. The American Diabetes Association recognizes that Blake’s program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.
Programs apply for recognition voluntarily. Those that achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management. “The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of services they provide”, said Grace Lee, MS, RD, LD, Clinical Nutrition Director. “And, of course, it assures the consumer that he or she will receive high-quality service.”
The Association’s Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. These Standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board.