Diabetic Self-Management Program Reaccredited by American Diabetes Association

  • June 08, 2015

Brookings Health System’s diabetes self-management education program recently earned reaccreditation from the American Diabetes Association. Programs must be reaccredited with the American Diabetes Association every four years.

Accreditation from the American Diabetes Association means Brookings Health System’s diabetic education program adheres to national standards, including involving participants in developing plans to manage their diabetes.

“Self-management is the key to good diabetes care,” said Diabetic Educator Bev Cotton, RN. “Our one-on-one diabetes self-management classes are tailored to individual needs and help the patient understand diabetes basics, blood glucose monitoring, diet, exercise and medication.”

In addition to diabetes self-management classes, Brookings Health System offers classes for pregnant mothers with gestational diabetes and continuous blood glucose monitoring for patients who need extra help controlling their diabetes.

Physician referral for diabetic education is required. More information about Brookings Health System diabetic education services can be found at www.brookingshealth.org/Diabetes.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center, White Medical Clinic and Volga Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.