“We are proud that our program has been recognized for excellence in diabetes care and family education,” said Kupper A. Wintergerst, MD, director of the Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center. “We feel that the children and families in our community deserve the very best care, and the education of our patients and families is a key component of their continued health and well-being as they grow into adulthood.”

Diabetes self-management education is a process led by a diabetes educator that helps people with prediabetes or diabetes learn how to self-manage their condition. The goal is to arm each person with the necessary knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions about their diabetes. Accreditation ensures that each program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

“Diabetes education is underutilized by the people who need it most. The Diabetes Education Accreditation Program validates that a program meets the national standards and assures the participants are receiving quality education to help support their needs in self-managing their diabetes,” said Leslie Kolb, director of accreditation at AADE.

The Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center is located at UofL Physicians-Pediatric Endocrinology, 601 S. Floyd St., Suite 403. For appointments or information, call 502-588-3400.