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AMC program receives national recognition

Diabetes course receives 3-year accreditation

May 7, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program offered by Adirondack Medical Center was recently awarded national recognition.

The prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate was bestowed upon the AMC Self-Management Education Program for quality. The program at AMC was originally established in 1996, and was first accredited by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in 2002. AMC's Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is a five-week comprehensive course taught by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, a pharmacist, physical therapist, registered nurses, and dietitian/certified diabetes educator Sharon Sorgule. This is the fourth consecutive time the program has been accredited, which extends to 2015.

The ADA Recognition Certificate is a validation the educational programs meet national standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. The AMC program sought this recognition voluntarily, which demonstrates its staff is a diverse and knowledgeable mix of health professionals capable of providing participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management.

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The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program was recently re-accredited for an additional three years at Adirondack Medical Center. The program is taught by an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals, including Betsy Fuller, R.N., Peter Jones, R.N., David Johnson, M.D., Claude Roland, M.D., Peter Henry, pharmacist, and Sharon Sorgule, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator.
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"The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of services they provide," said Sharon Sorgule, the program coordinator. "And, of course, it assures the program participants that they will likely receive high-quality service."

The next diabetes self-management education program at AMC begins May 11. Call 897-2611 with questions or to register.

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