Watson Clinic’s diabetes education program recently earned an Education Recognition Certificate from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). This certification confirms that Watson Clinic’s program adheres to the strictest standards set forth by the ADA in regards to maintaining a staff of knowledgeable health professionals, and providing the highest caliber of educational resources and disease management services for patients with diabetes. The Clinic’s diabetes education program has held ADA recognition for the past two decades, and this latest renewal is valid until 2023.
“One in every eleven Americans suffers from diabetes, including an increasing number of children and adolescents,” said Watson Clinic diabetes educator Nancy Ulm, RD, LD, CDE. “With these alarming statistics in mind, it’s important that patients know they’re receiving the most up-to-date information and guidance in the management of their condition. This certification renewal from the American Diabetes Association is a ringing endorsement of the quality of our program here at Watson Clinic.”
Watson Clinic’s diabetes education program provides patients with the management skills and emotional support they need to live their life to the fullest in the face of diabetes. Led by certified diabetes educators (CDE) and registered dietitians (RD), the program offers both group and individual sessions devoted to a variety of common concerns related to the treatment and management of diabetes, including management basics, meal planning, blood sugar and continuous glucose monitoring, weight management, medication injection training, stress management counseling, and insulin pump support. Watson Clinic’s diabetes education program is available to Watson Clinic patients with a physician referral from both the Watson Clinic Main and Bartow locations. For more information, click here or call 863-680-7490.