St. Mary’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology Reaccredited

St. Mary’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology has recently renewed its status as an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This allows residents in central Maine increased access to critical diabetes education services.

“The accreditation is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and depth of knowledge of our staff,” said Irwin Brodsky, MD, the Medical Director at St. Mary’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology. “Our team includes experienced nutrition and diabetes management professionals many of whom are certified diabetes educators.”

Diabetes education as 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.

“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, Diabetes Education Accreditation Program.  “St. Mary’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation program in 2009.”

St. Mary’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology is located at 963 Sabattus Street in Lewiston.  For more information, please call the office at 777-8625 or visit www.stmarysmaine.com.

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