Quality | Published March 29, 2018

Mount Nittany Physician Group Endocrinology becomes AADE-accredited diabetes education program

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce that Mount Nittany Physician Group Endocrinology was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes work with a diabetes educator to gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and self-manage the disease and its related conditions.

“Chronic disease prevention and management – for conditions such as diabetes and obesity – has been identified as an area of health concern through Mount Nittany Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). As a way to address this key area of concern, we are proud to provide diabetes and weight management education and support to make our community healthier,” said Susan Trainor, CRNP, CDE, Mount Nittany Physician Group Endocrinology.

“Evidence shows diabetes education and support is helping people with diabetes to lower their A1c’s and obtain the knowledge and skills to better self-manage their condition,” said Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, Director of Accreditation at AADE. “That is why we need systems like Mount Nittany Physician Group to make these services available in their community.”

AADE is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management and support. With more than 14,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise specialists, and others, AADE has a vast network of practitioners working with people who have, are affected by or are at risk for diabetes.

Mount Nittany Health, a health system located in State College, Pennsylvania, consists of Mount Nittany Medical Center, a 260-bed acute care facility, and Mount Nittany Physician Group, a staff of more than 150 providers who offer primary and specialty care services at a growing number of offices throughout central Pennsylvania.

In addition to providing high quality care, Mount Nittany Health strives to improve the health and wellness of its community through education programs, events and health screenings. Visit mountnittany.org to learn more about Mount Nittany Health’s mission to make people healthier.