Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics has recently renewed its status as an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators(AADE). This allows residents in and around Wright County increased access to critical diabetes education services.
Diabetes education as a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. It is provided by diabetes educators.
“Our original AADE accreditation happened in 2009. Every four years, we must meet certain criteria to maintain our accreditation,” commented Stacey Cayler, Diabetes Educator and Clarion Clinic Leader. “We’re proud of this accomplishment which allows us to remain the only accredited program in Wright County. Beyond that, we’ve set specific standards to help our patients navigate their diabetes, and ultimately find the best management solution for their needs.”
For more information about Iowa Specialty Hospital’s Diabetes Education, contact Cayler at 515-532-9318.
“Trends show that diabetes education is moving out of the hospital and into the community, so AADE’s accreditation program was created, in part, to encourage diabetes education where the patient is seeking care,” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, Program Director, Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. “Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics Diabetes Center is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation program in 2009.”