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