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April 3, 2012 > East Bay diabetes education program receives recognition

East Bay diabetes education program receives recognition

Submitted By Harley Schultz, MD

"Diabetes Educators of San Leandro" has been awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program which is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The program is sponsored by Harley S. Schultz MD and Vladimir A Titov, MD, PhD at 13851 East 14th Street, San Leandro.

The ADA Education Recognition Certificate assures patients that educational programs meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs. Programs apply voluntarily for recognition; those that secure certification are staffed by knowledgeable health professionals who provide individuals with comprehensive information about diabetes management.

"The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of services they provide," comments Dr. Harley Schultz, MD. "It also assures consumers that they will receive high quality service."

Recognition of effective education is verified by a certificate from the ADA and is valid for four years. Recognition in January 2012 is the third consecutive certification for "Diabetes Educators of San Leandro."

According to the ADA, 25.8 million people in the US, or 8.5 percent of the population, have diabetes. Each day, more than 5,000 individuals are diagnosed with diabetes. While diabetes can cause serious problems such as heart disease, kidney failure, strokes, blindness and amputations, "Diabetes Educators of San Leandro" aims to empower patients to manage their health effectively and minimize the adverse consequences of diabetes.

The program also includes a diabetes support group that is open to the community and meets on the first Monday of each month at 5 p.m. at the San Leandro Surgery Center, 15035 East 14th Street, San Leandro.

For more information about Diabetes Educators of San Leandro, call (510) 351-1193 or email SchultzAndTitov@gmail.com

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