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Diabetes

At Providence we commit ourselves to serving all persons with diabetes by providing quality, comprehensive diabetes self-management education and skills.

We believe that education is the key to empowering the person with diabetes to better manage his or her disease, thereby enabling our clients to experience a better quality of life.

Our mission is supported through a diabetic self care program that is easily accessed, promotes knowledge, behavioral changes and skills necessary for lifestyle alteration. Our goal is to empower health care providers, persons with diabetes and their families to become informed and remain current with diabetes management skills in order to promote health and prevent complications. We are also dedicated to being a diabetes educational resource in the heart of Central Texas.

Providence Diabetes Management Center Earns Reaccreditation

[Waco, Texas] —Providence Diabetes Management Center has recently renewed its status as an accredited diabetes education proDEAPgram by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization (NAO), certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This allows the people with Diabetes in and around [geographical area] increased access to high quality diabetes education services. 

Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. The program is comprehensive and taught by diabetes

“AADE’s accreditation assures that an accredited program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.  Programs who meet this criteria are considered high quality and have been shown to improve the health status of the individuals who embrace the education and help to modify sometimes unhealthy behaviors, or simply provide the education that the person with diabetes has not previously received” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, Accreditation Director for the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program.  “The Providence Diabetes Management Center is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation in 2009.”