March 19th, 2012
The NLH diabetes self-management education program has been awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate. ADA believes that this program offers high quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes management. The recognition certificate assures that the NLH program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs and that the hospital has a staff of knowledgeable professionals who can provide patients with comprehensive information about diabetes management. NLH applied for the recognition certificate voluntarily. Lauri Smerald, RN, a resident of New London, is the coordinator for the NLH program.
ADA estimates that 5,205 people are diagnosed with diabetes each day in the United States. Education for self-management can help individuals avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and some of the acute and chronic complications of diabetes can be prevented. The ADA is the nation's leading non-profit health organization supporting diabetes research, advocacy and information for health professionals, patients and the public.
For more information about the New London Hospital Diabetes Education Program or to make an appointment, call 526-5544.