The University of Arizona Medical Center, ‘Angel Wing for Children with Diabetes’ Earns ‘Education Recognition Re-certification’ from American Diabetes Association

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Angel Wing for Children with Diabetes at The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus has been re-certified by the American Diabetes Association with an education recognition certificate for its ongoing quality diabetes self-management education program.
 
The Angel Wing was awarded this recognition because the ADA believes it offers a high-quality education program that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.
 
The association’s education recognition certificate assures that educational programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.  Only four other ADA-recognized diabetes education programs exist in Tucson, and the Angel Wing is the only facility in Tucson and Southern Arizona that focuses solely on children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
 
Programs that achieve “recognition” status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide patients comprehensive information about diabetes management.
 
“The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of service they provide,” says pediatric endocrinologist Chetanbabu Patel, MD, assistant professor, UA Department of Pediatrics. “It assures our patients that they are receiving the highest quality of service.”
 
“Education recognition” status is verified by an official certificate from the ADA and awarded for three years.