From staff reports
The Beaufort Memorial Diabetes Self-Management Program has once again been awarded recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for offering high-quality services to its patients. The program was first awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate in 2000, with renewal every four years.
The ADA Education Recognition effort 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.
“The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of the services they provide for diabetes education, while helping consumers identify these programs in the community,” Beaufort Memorial Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Jenny Craft said in a release. “Most importantly, it helps patients learn to manage their condition and live longer, healthier lives.”
The Beaufort Memorial Diabetes Self-Management Program, which is available in both Beaufort and Okatie, offers patients the education and tools necessary for controlling blood sugar levels and reducing the risk of diabetes-related complications.
“Self-management education is an essential component of diabetes treatment,” Craft said. “With the support of the health care team the patient can then assume a major part of the responsibility for his/her diabetes management, thus preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and some of the acute and chronic complications of the disease.”
For more information about the Beaufort Memorial Diabetes Self-Management Program, contact Craft at 843-522-5965.