CNY Diabetes education program recognized

The Mohawk Valley Health System’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, part of the Central New York Diabetes Education Program, has been awarded full recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program for the fourth consecutive year.

“Research shows that the risk of developing diabetes can be reduced by almost 60 percent with successful completion of this program, and reduced by 70 percent for participants over the age of 60 years,” said Caroline Jacobus, director of CNY Diabetes. “Many insurance providers now cover eligible beneficiaries to attend the program, including Medicare and Medicaid.”

CDC recognition provides the quality assurance measures by which an organization demonstrates its ability to effectively deliver this lifestyle change program. The DPRP provides equitable standards and operating guidelines that all providers follow in order to be fully recognized by the CDC.

For more information, contact CNY Diabetes at 315- 624-5620.