Harbor Beach Community Hospital Diabetes Education Program Merits American Diabetes Association Recognition
The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education
Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education
program was recently awarded to the Harbor Beach Community Hospital Diabetic
Education program in April to Michelle Pasiak, RN Program Coordinator. The
program was originally recognized in January of 2018. American Diabetes
Association believes that this program offers high-quality education that is an
essential component of effective diabetes treatment.
The Association’s 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 auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and were
revised by the diabetes community in 1994, 2000, 2007 and 2012.
Programs apply for recognition voluntarily. Programs that
achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals
who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes
management. “The process gives professional a national standard by which to
measure the quality of services they provide, comments, Michelle Pasiak, RN.
And, of course, it assures the consumer that he or she will likely receive
high-quality service.” Education recognition status is verified by an official
certificate from American Diabetes Association and awarded for four years.