Our diabetes self-management education program (DSME) has one Certified Diabetes Educator-- Brenda Lee Lillard, MHS, RD, CDE. Patients may participate in the program with a physician's referral.
We help patients with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes. We work with the patient and the patient's physician to improve glucose control for the patient. The patient is followed every three months for the first year of service, and then the patient will be invited to attend two hours of follow-up training each year after the initial year, allowing us to become their home for diabetes-related care.
In July of 2009, our agency was awarded ADA Recognition. This certification is granted from the American Diabetes Association to promote quality education for people with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) endorses the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. To support this goal, the ADA Education Recognition Program (ERP) assess whether agencies meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. The Standards are designed to be flexible enough to be applicable in any health care setting from physician's offices and HMOs to clinics and hospitals.
The Jackson County Department of Public Health is a participating member in the NC Diabetes Education Recognition Program.
For an appointment or more information, call 828-587-8289.