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Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South Diabetes Center Reaccredits its Medicare Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Through AADE

Texas Health Huguley Hospital Diabetes Center has recently renewed its status as an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization (NAO) certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This allows the people with diabetes in and around Fort Worth increased access to high quality diabetes education services.

Diabetes education is 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. The program is comprehensive and taught by diabetes educators who have extensive training.

Texas Health Huguley Hospital Diabetes Center, located at 11801 South Freeway, Fort Worth, TX, offers one-on-one appointments and group classes. Diabetes education is provided for persons with Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes.

“We offer quality individualized diabetes education using a team approach, in a fun and interactive atmosphere. The majority of our clients that complete our program show improved glycemic control,” said Deeann Powell, RN BS CDE, Diabetes Education Program Coordinator.

“AADE’s accreditation assures that an accredited program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. Programs who meet these criteria are considered high quality and have been shown to improve the health status of the individuals who embrace the education and help to modify sometimes unhealthy behaviors, or simply provide the education that the person with diabetes has not previously received,” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, Accreditation Director for the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. “Texas Health Huguley Hospital Diabetes Center is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation in 2009.”