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Diabetes program earns AADE accreditation

Hinsdale – The American Association of Diabetes Educators has named Adventist Health Partners (AHP) Diabetes Self-Management Education an accredited diabetes education program.

The newly accredited program will provide residents in and around Cook, DuPage and Will counties with increased access to critical diabetes education services.

Diabetes educators provide people with or at risk for diabetes the knowledge and skills they need to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions.

AHP Diabetes Self-Management Education, located at 12 Salt Creek Lane in Hinsdale, will offer individual appointments for diabetes education. Those interested in setting up an appointment with the program’s accredited diabetes educator, Sue Bettenhausen, APN, CD, BC-ADM can call (630) 856-2731.

“Our goal is to improve the lives of people and families living with diabetes by empowering them with self-care skills and strategies to manage their chronic illness,” said Bettenhausen, program director and educator for AHP Diabetes Self-Management Education.

“Trends show that diabetes education is moving out of the hospital and into the community, so AADE’s accreditation program was created, in part, to encourage diabetes education where the patient is seeking care,” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, program director for the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. “AHP Diabetes Self-Management Education is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation program in 2009.”

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Adventist Health Partners is a physician group offering primary and specialty care in over 70 convenient locations serving Cook, DuPage, and Will counties. Our goal is provide excellent service and the highest quality of medical care to you and your family. Visit our website at http://www.adventisthealthpartners.com/ for more information and to find an Adventist Health Partner physician.

Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.

Physicians on the medical staff of Adventist Midwest Health Hospitals are independent contractors, and are not agents of the hospitals.

Media contact: Chris LaFortune, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, christopher.lafortune@ahss.org; (630) 856-2354.




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