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Parrish Medical Center Diabetes Education Program Merits ADA Renewal Recognition

Parrish Medical Center Diabetes Education Program Merits ADA Renewal Recognition

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Feb. 11, 2019)—Parrish Medical Center was again awarded an American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for its diabetes self-management education program.

Parrish Medical Center’s diabetes self-management education program has been recognized since 1999. Recertification occurs every four years and recognizes the program continues to offer high-quality education as an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.

The certification program is voluntary and assures that educational programs meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs.

Recognition means the program has a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management.

“The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of services they provide,” said Alexandra Gutierrez, PMC director of Community and Corporate Education. “It assures the consumer that he or she will receive high-quality service.”

According to the ADA, there are 29.1 million people or 9.3 percent of the population in the United States who have diabetes. While an estimated 21 million have been diagnosed, 8.1 million people are not aware that they have this disease.

Each day more than 3,900 people are diagnosed with diabetes. Many will first learn that they have diabetes when they are treated for one of its life-threatening complications—heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and nerve disease and amputation.

For more information about the PMC Diabetes Education and Nutrition Services, call 321-268-6699 or visit and click on Diabetes Education under the Services tab. Referrals are required.