J.C. Blair’s Diabetes Self-Management Education program was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization (NAO), certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This will allow the people with diabetes in and around Huntingdon County 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 educators who have extensive training.
J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, located at 1225 Warm Springs Avenue in Huntingdon, offers diabetes education classes at the J.C. Blair Education Center throughout the year.