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Heart of America Medical Center Diabetes Education Program is Accredited by ADCES to Provide Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Rugby, ND — Heart of America Medical Center Diabetes Education Program has achieved the significant milestone of accreditation by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES). Accreditation represents a high level of quality and service to the community, and the ability to better meet the needs of Medicare recipients and others affected by diabetes in the Rugby and surround community areas.
“Hearing the words you have pre-diabetes or diabetes may be scary, but living with it doesn’t need to be. My passion is to help people living with diabetes achieve healthy outcomes and navigate through the challenges to live the best lives that they can,” notes Kathy Brandt, program director.
Heart of America Medical Center Diabetes Education Program, located at 800 South Main Avenue, Rugby, will be offering diabetes education sessions featuring monthly classes and individualized appointments with Certified Diabetes Education, Kathy Brandt, RD, LRD, CDE.
Diabetes education services utilize a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes work with a diabetes educator to receive individualized care to help them reach their health goals. Diabetes education is a covered Medicare benefit when delivered through an accredited program.
“Evidence shows diabetes education and support is helping people with diabetes to lower their A1c’s and obtain the knowledge and skills to better self-manage their condition,” said Sacha Uelmen, Director of Accreditation at ADCES. “That is why we need programs like Heart of America Medical Center Diabetes Education Program to make these services available in their community.”
ADCES is a National Accredited Organization (NAO) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Accredited programs must meet the 2017 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support; 10 standards that are revised every 5 years by a group of diabetes educators representing both ADCES and the American Diabetes Association and approved by CMS. Programs must maintain compliance with the Standards during the 4-year accreditation cycle.
About ADCES:
ADCES, formerly known as the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management and support. With more than 14,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise specialists, and others, ADCES has a vast network of practitioners working with people who have, are affected by or are at risk for diabetes. Learn more at www.diabeteseducator.org, or visit us on Facebook (Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists), Twitter (@ADCESdiabetes) and Instagram (@ADCESdiabetes).