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Methodist Healthcare Ministries Receives Re-accreditation from Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Diabetes Education Accreditation Program enables organization to continue serving the least served

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Apr. 2, 2020)– Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program received reaccreditation from the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists’ (ADCES) Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP). This reaccreditation enables the organization to continue providing quality prevention and management education to patients with diabetes and prediabetes.

“Our priority is to ensure that our diabetes education efforts provide our patients and clients with the best opportunities to enhance their levels of learning and comprehension of the disease,” said Jaime Wesolowski, President & CEO of Methodist Healthcare Ministries. “Our re-accreditation is mission critical and a testament to our team’s tireless work to ensure the least served have access to the best information and treatment for this chronic condition that ails so many in the communities we serve.”

Since its implementation in 2012, Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has helped hundreds of individuals take control of their diabetes through prevention and management safety education. Their progress is evidenced by improvements in HA1c, BMI, and blood pressure readings. The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is available through Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ Nutrition & Health Education department and offered at the Wesley and Dixon Health & Wellness Centers.

The ADCES is dedicated to improving prediabetes, diabetes and cardiometabolic care through innovative education, management and support. Through DEAP, the ADCES aims to empower healthcare professionals and organizations with the knowledge and skills to deliver diabetes education, management and support. The official designation was made on Feb. 15, 2020.

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About Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is a private, faith-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for the uninsured through direct services, community partnerships and strategic grant-making in 74 counties across South Texas. Guided by its mission of "Serving Humanity to Honor God," Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ vision is to be the leader for improving wellness of the least served. The mission also includes Methodist Healthcare Ministries' one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System, the largest healthcare system in South Texas, which creates a unique avenue to ensure that it continues to be a benefit to the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed. For more information, visit www.mhm.org.