Beloit Health System Diabetes Program

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Beloit Health System’s "Living Successfully with Diabetes" education program has been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The program was originally awarded recognition in June of 1993 and continues to offer high-quality education to the patients in our community since that time.

The ADA certifies that this program offers high quality diabetes education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. According to the ADA, there are 23.6 million people or 8% of the population in the United States who have diabetes. About one third of these people have not been diagnosed and are not aware they have the disease. Life threatening complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve disease and amputation can be avoided if diabetes is diagnosed and treated responsibly. Self-management education is an essential component of diabetes treatment.

Barb Hough and Nancy Jacobs, RNs and Certified Diabetic Educators with Beloit Health System conduct education classes throughout the year at the hospital. They also offer free Pre-Diabetic classes those who may be at risk for diabetes. For more information, please call the Education Department at 608-364-5137.

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