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March 22, 2011 > Diabetes center recognized

Diabetes center recognized

Submitted By Joy Alexiou

The Diabetes Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) has received the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for having an excellent diabetes self-management education program. The certificate is awarded to programs that offer high-quality education, an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.

The ADA's process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of services they provide. Recognition status is verified by an official certificate from the ADA and awarded for three years.

"We're proud and honored to receive this national recognition. Education is a key component of our program and this recognition confirms what our patients know - that they are getting high-quality services at our Center," stated Dr. Tyler Aguinaldo, Director of the Diabetes Center at SCVMC. "We use a variety of innovative strategies and components of the Chronic Care Model to help manage this ever-increasing and deadly disease. These strategies include self-management support, electronic registries, care management programs and evidence-based protocols. We also use cutting-edge technologies such as insulin pumps and sensors, retinal camera screening and tele-medicine."


For more information about the Diabetes Center at SCVMC, visit www.scvmed.org. For more information on educational programs in your area or other American Diabetes Association programs go to www.diabetes.org

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