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CHaD Diabetes Education Program Awarded Recognition

April 01, 2010
Manchester, NH

The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) is pleased to announce they have received recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for their Pediatric Diabetes Education Program at their locations in Manchester and Lebanon. CHaD's Manchester based program originally received this distinction in 2007. CHaD's Pediatric Diabetes Education Program offers diabetes self-management education to families of children with diabetes.

"Self Management education is an essential component of diabetes management, and it is an honor for our program to be recognized for our dedication to educating our patients and their families," said Laurie Campbell, Pediatric Diabetes Education Program Coordinator. According to Campbell, through individual family and group visits the staff is able to provide the families with tools to manage the diabetes diagnosis, with the overall goal to avoid unnecessary chronic complications associated with diabetes.

Programs that achieve recognition status maintain a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the art information about diabetes management.  The American Diabetes Association Recognition certificate assures that the CHaD Pediatric Diabetes Education Program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

For more information you can contact the Pediatric Diabetes Education offices at (603) 695-2790 for Manchester, or Lebanon at (603) 653-9877.

For more information contact Melissa DiOrio at (603) 695-2741.

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