July 30, 2013

DIABETES CARE PARTNERS℠ RECEIVES DISTINCTION FROM AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION FOR ITS HIGH-QUALITY, EFFECTIVE DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION: ‘UNNECESSARY HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS, SOME ACUTE AND CHRONIC COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES MAY BE PREVENTED THROUGH SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION’

WEST COVINA, Calif. and PASADENA, Calif., July 30, 2013 – Diabetes Care Partners℠ (formerly Diabetes Care Pharmacy and Health Program Centers), the award-winning comprehensive diabetes solutions organization and destination for personalized onsite and telehealth quality diabetes self-management education, and community pharmacy, has again earned the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for its quality diabetes self-management education program by the leading quality assurance program for diabetes self-management education programs across the county. This four-year certificate underscores ADA’s belief that education programs are an essential component of effective diabetes management.
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Tony Song, CEO, Diabetes Care Partners, said, “We work very hard and with passion at Diabetes Care Partners to consistently meet and exceed our patient’s needs, the needs of their physicians, and the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs set by the ADA to help develop and improve patient self-care skills essential to diabetes management.”

Song added, “It is a tremendous honor to know that our diabetes education program was singled out again by the ADA for this recognition.” The program was originally recognized by the ADA in July 2006.

The Diabetes Care Partners’ education program combines the support of the health care team with the patient’s increased knowledge and awareness of diabetes to help the patient assume a major part of the responsibility for self-diabetes management. Unnecessary hospital admissions and some of the acute and chronic complications of diabetes may be prevented through self-management education. With improved outcomes, a realized cost savings for the patient, provider, medical group, and health plan is an added benefit.

The ADA Education Recognition Program assures that approved education programs have met the National Standards for Diabetes Self-management Education Programs. Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can
provide state-of-the-art information about diabetes management for participants. All ADA approved education programs cover the following topics as needed: diabetes disease process; nutritional management; physical activity, medications, monitoring, preventing, detecting, and treatment acute complications through risk reduction; goal setting and problem solving; psychological adjustment; and preconception care, management during pregnancy, and gestational management.

According to the ADA, there are 25.8 million people or 8.5% of the population in the United States who have diabetes, representing a total cost of $245 billion in 2012.

For more information, contact Tony Song, (877) 227-3889, www.diabetescarepartners.com.

About Diabetes Care Partners℠

Diabetes Care Partners℠ (DCP) is a nationally recognized healthcare services organization dedicated to supporting its customers’ goal of helping people with chronic diseases, specifically diabetes. Diabetes Care Partners’ services include onsite and telehealth high-quality, American Diabetes Association recognized patient self-management education programs, dietetic consultation, behavioral assessment and modification, medication therapy management and home delivery pharmacy services. DCP coordinates care with the patients’ health care team to engage the right patient, at the right time, at the right place with the right support based on the individual’s specific diabetes health profile. DCP’s guiding philosophy is that through the support of the DCP health care team, the patient’s increased knowledge and awareness of diabetes helps the patient assume a major part of the responsibility for self-diabetes management. Unnecessary hospital admissions and some of the acute and chronic complications of diabetes may be prevented through self-management education. With improved outcomes, a realized cost savings for the patient, provider, medical group, and health plan is achievable. Contact Diabetes Care Partners (formerly Diabetes Care Pharmacy and Health Programs, Tony Song at (877) 227-3889. www.diabetescarepartners.com

About the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading non-profit health organization supporting diabetes research, advocacy and information for health professionals, patient and the public. www.diabetes.org

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