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Adventist Health Ukiah Valley’s Diabetes Education Program Awarded ADA Recognition Status

Diabetes

Adventist Health Ukiah Valley’s (AHUV) Diabetes Education Program was recently awarded with the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate. Programs that achieve recognition status must have knowledgeable health professionals on their team who can provide participants with comprehensive and evidence based information about diabetes management. The program must also maintain ongoing support, education and community outreach. AHUV’s team takes it one step further by providing all information and classes in both English and Spanish. AHUV’s program has maintained this distinction since 2004.

40 percent of American’s have diabetes or pre-diabetes. 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. Diabetes continues to be the seventh leading cause of death in the US. “Though a diagnosis of diabetes or pre diabetes can be overwhelming we are here to support you. We have a proven track record of helping people lose weight and lower A1C. Our classes are offered free of charge as a community benefit.”, Linda Ayotte, Diabetes Educator.

When faced with this diagnosis it is important to remember that with proper care diabetes can be managed and prediabetes can be reversed. To learn more about the Diabetes Education Classes (provided in English and Spanish) or the Diabetes Support Group contact, (707) 463-7527.