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KVH diabetes team recognized by ADA



HEALTH TEAM: KVH Diabetes Program Community Outreach Team members are: left to right, Kristi Siebert and Kathyjo Randall of Sole2Soul Health Center; Mary Wood and Marge Schneider, support group volunteers; Deann Blake, RN, KVH Diabetes Educator; Kjesti Madsen, KVH Nutritionist.

Klickitat Valley Health's Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has been awarded 'Continued Recognition Status' from the American Diabetes Association, (ADA). Programs that achieve ADA Recognition meet the 12 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. The program provides state-of-the-art information about diabetes management for both newly diagnosed patients and those with a history of diabetes.

Deann Blake, KVH Diabetes Coordinator/Educator, submitted extensive documentation in early February to be considered for approval, and received notice of her four-year Recognition status on March 4.

"The KVH Diabetes program was originally recognized in July of 2005, and this...

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