The Diabetes Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital was awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for meeting National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
This distinction is awarded to programs that improve clinical outcomes, adhere to national standards and provide quality education to diabetes patients. While participation is voluntary, the programs that receive this recognition are required to maintain the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education during the four-year recognition period. ‘Recognition Status’ is received by programs whose staff provides state-of-the-art information about diabetes management for patients.
“This award is a great accomplishment for the Diabetes Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital,” said David Repaske, PhD, MD, chief of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “By receiving this award, the American Diabetes Association recognizes that we have created a high functioning multidisciplinary team approach to caring for our diabetes patients while educating them on diabetes management.”
Assuring high-quality education for patient self-care is one of the primary goals of the Education Recognition program. Through the support of the health care team and increased knowledge and awareness of diabetes, the patient can assume a major part of the responsibility for his/her diabetes management.
The American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. These standards were developed and tested under the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1982 and were revised by the diabetes community in 1994, 2000 and 2007. The ADA is the nation’s leading non-profit health organization supporting diabetes research, advocacy, and information for health professionals, patients and the public. Founded in 1940, ADA has an area office in every state and conducts programs in communities nationwide.