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Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital diabetes education program accredited


Summary: Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital’s Creation Health Center for Chronic Disease Management was named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.


Bolingbrook – Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital’s Creation Health Center for Chronic Disease Management was named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This accreditation ensures Will County residents increased access to critical 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. It is provided by diabetes educators.

The Creation Health Center for Chronic Disease Management opened in 2010 at 420 Remington Boulevard, Bolingbrook. This multi-specialty outpatient center also houses a rehabilitation program and pain center. Those programs will continue alongside new services, including infusion management, diabetic teaching services, and weight management education. Future offerings include clinics for congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

“Our staff is trained to help patients and families make better choices to avoid chronic diseases, as well as address how to make better choices to deal with a chronic disease once it has been diagnosed or identified,” said Jodie Couch, RN, program director. “Engaging patients in their healthcare helps them take control of their health when they return home.”

 

“Trends show that diabetes education is moving out of the hospital and into the community, so this 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, Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. “Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital’s Creation Health Center is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation program in 2009.”

 

In addition to serving as an intervention for someone experiencing health problems, the Creation Health Center also promotes preventive medicine. The Biblically-based Creation Health principles include eight concepts:

1)      Choice: Good lifestyle choices are the first step toward good health.

2)      Rest: Rest includes both a good night's sleep and taking time to practice regular relaxation techniques, which can lower blood pressure, change one's mood and reduce stress.

3)      Environment: Spiritual peace and physical healing are affected by our surroundings.

4)      Activity: Play and exercise are a gift from God.

5)      Trust: An experience of transcendence gives life a purpose and directly affects overall health and wellbeing.

6)      Interpersonal relationships: One heart touching another in intimacy is a powerful curative in the human experience.

7)      Outlook: A hopeful, positive outlook influences our worldview and every relationship.

8)      Nutrition: A balanced diet produces optimal energy and overall health.

 

For more information on the Creation Health Center for Chronic Disease Management, call 630-312-2266.

 

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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.

 

Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, Lisa.parro@ahss.org; 630-312-7508