At Community Hospital, we believe that our people are a key component in the quality of your care. Our diabetes program is made up of registered nurses, dietitians, social workers, and support staff. Whether we are working with patients one-on-one, teaching classes, or organizing community outreach events, you will find us knowledgeable and passionate, and eager to educate and care for our community.
Our program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and meets the national standards for diabetes self-management education. One of the primary goals of the ADA education-recognition program is to assure high-quality education for patient self-care. The education-recognition status is awarded to programs that pass the rigorous review process and have proven to offer a comprehensive, individualized self-management education program that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.
We are proud to have 11 certified diabetes educators in our program, including six registered dietitians, and five registered nurses. A clinician must have more than 1,000 hours of diabetes education experience to apply for certification, and must pass a rigorous test given by the American Association of Diabetes Educators to be certified.
The diabetes program at Community Hospital is very collaborative. Each week, the clinicians meet as a group with the medical director of the diabetes program to discuss the most complicated cases. This regular collaboration means that every patient will benefit from the vast knowledge of our entire team.
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