Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Diabetes Education Program Receives Prestigious American Diabetes Association Certification
Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that its diabetes self-management education program received the American Diabetes Association’s Education Recognition Certificate in December 2017.
The Education Recognition Certificate affirms that educational programs meet national standards for diabetes self-management education. The National Diabetes Advisory Board developed and tests these standards.
“Diabetes affects one in every 11 people in the United States and many of those people go undiagnosed, leaving their condition unmanaged. That’s dangerous because unmanaged diabetes can lead to heart disease, nerve damage and other serious healthcare issues,” said Janet Bohne, RDN, LD, CDE, Diabetes Education Lead for Mercy Health. “We encourage you to see your primary care physician at least annually to test your blood sugar levels. If you have prediabetes or diabetes, consider enrolling in an education program. It’s possible to manage your condition and maintain your health if you know what to do.”
The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization supporting diabetes research, advocacy and information for health professionals, patients and the public. Founded in 1940, ADA conducts programs in communities nationwide.
To schedule an education session with our ADA-certified Mercy Health – Diabetes Education program, call 513-956-3729, select option 2 and then option 1. For more information on recognized education programs in your area or other American Diabetes Association programs, visit www.diabetes.org/erp.