Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at SMH Renews Accreditation with American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Stephens Memorial Hospital has renewed their accredited diabetes education program with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Residents in the Oxford Hills area will continue to have access to quality diabetes education services.
Diabetes self-management education is a process led by a diabetes educator that helps people with prediabetes or diabetes learn how to self-manage their condition. The goal is to equip each person with the necessary knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions about their diabetes. Accreditation ensures that each program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.
“Diabetes education is moving out of traditional settings like hospitals and into the community where patients are seeking care. AADE’s accreditation program was created to provide structure and confidence to these sites to ensure patients are getting the quality diabetes education that they deserve to self-manage their conditions,” said Leslie Kolb MBA, BSN, RN-- Director of Accreditation at AADE. “Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Stephens Memorial Hospital is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we created DEAP in 2009.”
Stephens Memorial Hospital is a Leapfrog 2014 Top Rural Hospital and is a member of MaineHealth.