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Diabetes Self-Management Education program receives accreditation from American Association of Diabetes Education

May 11, 2014

Belfast — Waldo County General Hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management Education program has received accreditation from the American Association of Diabetes Education (AADE).

Founded in 1973, AADE is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through education. With more than 13,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and others, AADE has a vast network of practitioners involved in the daily treatment of diabetes patients. The mission of AADE is to “empower healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional diabetes education, management and support.”

Pictured above, from left, are Sue Maxwell, RN, CDE, the manager of Diabetes Services at the Hospital; Phyllis Havens, MS, RD, LCSW, CDE, the outpatient registered dietitian; and Dr. Linda Tyer, the medical director for diabetes services.

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