Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Memorial Diabetes Education Earns American Diabetes Association Recognition
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 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
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.
information on the award or other American Diabetes Association programs, visit
www.diabetes.org. To find out more about healthcare and support
services offered at Diabetes Education at Memorial Hospital, call (337) 494-6425 or visit lcmh.com/diabetes.