KDMC recognized for diabetes prevention program

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, May 18, 2021

King’s Daughters Medical Center has earned the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Full Recognition for its diabetes prevention program. The designation, which expires March 31, 2023, is reserved for institutions that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based program meeting all CDC standards.

KDMC’s program works to prevent type 2 diabetes in the community and state through the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

“We have seen such a positive impact, not only on those participating in classes, but their families as well,” said nurse practitioner Amy Case, FNP-C/CDCES, who helped start the local program.

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Registered nurse Emily Nations said she has witnessed a tremendous impact on the health of those participating in the class.

“I’m excited about the future of the diabetic education classes and what it can do for our community,” Case said.

“As the Team Lead of the National Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program, it is immensely gratifying to see the science of diabetes prevention being implemented to improve the public’s health,” said Miriam T. Bell, MPH. “King’s Daughters and their community should be extremely proud of this accomplishment. It is programs like this that are turning the tide in the fight against the epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Thank you for all that you are doing and for your commitment to reducing the preventable burden of diabetes in the U.S.”