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The Mazen-LeeLee Diabetes Center renews its AADE accreditation.

Published 11/16/2013, Grand Forks Herald

The Mazen-LeeLee Diabetes Center has recently renewed its status as an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This allows residents in and around Grand Forks and the Red River Valley increased access to critical diabetes education services. Diabetes education as 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. It is provided by diabetes educators. The Mazen-LeeLee Diabetes Center is located at The Kidney and Hypertension Center at1451 44th Avenue South, Suite 112D (701-732-2821). The diabetes team includes Abby West, RD LN (Dietitian- Coordinator), Julie K. Vorachek RN BSN (Manager- Educator) and Dr. Khaled Rabadi (Medical Director). "Trends show that diabetes education is moving out of the hospital and into the community, so AADE's accreditation program was created, in part, to encourage diabetes education where the patient is seeking care," said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, Program Director, Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. "The Mazen-LeeLee Diabetes Center is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation program in 2009."

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