Wheaton Diabetes Education Program Receives AADE Reaccreditation - Ascension Wisconsin

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Published on September 11, 2015

Wheaton Diabetes Education Program Receives AADE Reaccreditation

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Reaccredits Its Medicare Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education Program through AADE

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare 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 people with diabetes in and around Southeast Wisconsin 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.

"AADE’s accreditation assures that an accredited program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. Programs that meet this criteria are considered high quality and have been shown to improve the health status of the individuals who embrace the education. These programs help 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. "Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation in 2009."