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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - Memorial Diabetes Education Earns American Diabetes Association Recognition

Diabetes Education at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital was recently awarded with the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for its high quality diabetes education offerings – a component of care that the ADA believes is essential for effective diabetes treatment.

Memorial’s Diabetes Education received this award because of their staff of knowledgeable health professionals who provide patients and participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management.  The Education Recognition status is verified by an official certificate from the ADA and awarded for a term of four years.

“We are thrilled to have received such an honor from the American Diabetes Association,” said Karen DeMourelle, Director of Diabetes Education at Memorial.  “Our patients and those that participate in our program deserve to have the best information and tools necessary to successfully manage their diabetes, and we strive to help them attain their goals.”

The ADA is the nation’s leading non-profit health organization supporting diabetes research, advocacy and information for health professionals, patients and the public.  Founded in 1940, the Association has an area office in every state and conducts programs for communities nationwide. 

According to the ADA, there are 25.8 million people or 8.5% of the population in the United States who have diabetes.  While an estimated 18.8 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately it is estimated that seven million people are not aware that they have the disease.

For more information on the award or other American Diabetes Association programs, visit  To find out more about healthcare and support services offered at Diabetes Education at Memorial Hospital, call (337) 494-6425 or visit

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