MidState Medical Center's Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Earns Recognition

May 19, 2015

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at MidState Medical Center was recently recertified by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Programs that earn certification meet the national standards for diabetes education and have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the-art information about diabetes management.

"Self-management is an essential component of diabetes treatment. In our education program, patients learn how to effectively manage their disease and prevent complications from arising. Our patients can also feel confident they are receiving instruction from providers who are experts in diabetes management," said Karen Mcavoy, diabetes program education coordinator, MidState Medical Center.

MidState offers a series of education classes several times per month both during the evening and daytime hours. Classes are open to patients living with diabetes or those who are newly diagnosed. The comprehensive sessions provide an overview of diabetes and focus on blood sugar monitoring, nutrition and physical activity recommendations, medication and stress management, goal setting, and much more. A physician referral is required to participate. To learn more about MidState's Diabetes Self-Management Education Program, please call 203.694.5425.

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