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Community Health & Preventive Medicine

Diabetes

Community Health Initiatives

The St. Luke’s Miners Diabetes Education Center, accredited through the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), provides individual and group Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) to community members living with diabetes. The program began at the St. Luke’s Miners Memorial Hospital in 2012 and now has three Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) associated with it. The Center is also pursuing program accreditation with the CDC for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) which is a two year process. The DPP helps those with prediabetes and/or those at risk for type 2 diabetes make life-style changes to decrease their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The diabetes initiative addresses the CHNA goal related to Promoting Health Lifestyles and Preventing Chronic Disease.