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St. Peter’s University Hospital Recognized by American Diabetes Association

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of american diabetes associationthe nation’s leading organization dedicated to fighting diabetes by supporting people with diabetes, was recently recognized. St. Peter’s University Hospital Participated in New Brunswick Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Center.

The ADA’s Education Recognition Program is St. Peter’s 10th year and recognizes St. Peter’s Thyroid and Diabetes Center. Department of Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, St. Peter’s University Hospital Children’s Hospital. Women’s High Risk Clinic, part of the Regional Perinatal Center at St. Peter’s University Hospital. St. Peter’s Family Health Center; St. Peter’s Physician Associates of Monroe and Somerset;

“The recognition from the American Diabetes Association recognizes health care professionals who consistently exceed national standards for diabetes education,” said Leslie Hirsch, CEO and president of St. Peter’s Healthcare System. It’s a testament to hard work and dedication.” “The approval from the ADA highlights that self-care can impact individual outcomes when patients work to improve their lifestyle choices alongside treatment from health care professionals.”

The ADA Educational Accreditation Certificate ensures that educational services meet national standards for diabetes self-management education and support.

“Everyday self-management skills are essential to help people effectively meet the 24/7 challenges of living with diabetes, maintain good health, and prevent or delay serious complications of diabetes.” said Linda Kang, ADA’s senior vice president of professional affairs. She is a service, she said. “St. Peter’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Center’s commitment to providing high-quality, evidence-based education and support to people with diabetes by meeting DSME/S national standards and achieving ADA ERP certification I praise you.”

Diabetes self-management education is a hallmark of care at St. Peter’s Thyroid and Diabetes Center, which is overseen by Dr. Meena Murthy, Head of Endocrinology, Nutrition and Metabolism and Director of the South Asia Institute. is in charge of St. Peter’s University Hospital School of Medicine.

Diabetes self-management education is tailored to each patient’s needs based on a comprehensive assessment and integrated with additional St. Peter’s University services that support diabetes education and care. St. Peter’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Center’s multidisciplinary staff includes experienced endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators, certified clinical social workers, registered dietitians, and registered nurses. They work together to provide diagnosis, education, medications including insulin pumps, nutritional counseling, ongoing diagnostic monitoring, exercise counseling, and behavior modification.

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Saint Peter’s University is co-coordinated by Carol Schindler and Therese Wyman, registered dietitians and nutritionists and certified diabetes care and education specialists.

“Diabetes is more than just a medical condition. It’s a life-altering challenge. Constant vigilance to manage blood sugar levels and forestall complications can be mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting. “Through our diabetes education programs, we help individuals navigate the challenges of diabetes with the knowledge and confidence that St. Peter’s is by their side throughout this journey,” said Schindler.

“Diabetes care is a field that is constantly changing as new research, technology, and treatments emerge. We strive to keep ourselves and our patients up-to-date on effective self-management tools throughout their lives. “We are working hard,” Wyman said. “If you have diabetes, we recommend talking to your health care provider about a prescription for continuing diabetes self-management education. Regularly scheduled appointments provide personalized education and care.”

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