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BRMC Diabetes Program Receives Reaccreditation

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BRMC Diabetes Program Receives Reaccreditation

Reppell Diabetes Learning Center of Baxter Regional Medical Center Reaccredits its Medicare Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education Program through AADE

The Reppell Diabetes Learning Center recently renewed its status as 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 allows people with diabetes in and around the Twin Lakes area 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 RDLC program is comprehensive and taught by certified diabetes educators with extensive training.

“The Reppell Diabetes Learning Center is here to help with any diabetes needs," and Jodi Bodenhamer, RN, CDE, RDLC Coordinator. "We are so blessed to have these resources in our community.”

“AADE’s accreditation assures that an accredited program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. Programs who meet this criteria are considered high quality and have been shown to improve the health status of the individuals who embrace the education and help to modify sometimes unhealthy behaviors, or simply provide the education that the person with diabetes has not previously received,” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, Accreditation Director for the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. “The Reppell Diabetes Learning Center is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation in 2009.”

The Reppell Diabetes Learning Center, located just across Hospital Drive from the BRMC Main Entrance, is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and walk-ins are always welcome. For more information about RDLC programs and services, call (870) 508-1765 or email