The Wellsville Lions Club Diabetes Center at Jones Memorial Hospital is now certified by the American Diabetes Association.
A collaboration between the Wellsville Lions Club and Jones Memorial, the services available at the center now include on-site testing, such as A1C, lipids, urine micro albumin, and a retinal camera.
- Recognized for meeting the national standards for diabetes self management and education, the Diabetes Center is staffed by Brenda Torrey, RN Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator and certified insulin pump trainer.
- To help diabetics manage their condition, the Center offers Diabetes Self-Management, a FOUR-WEEK series of classes at JMH. The next session will begin on Tuesday, February 3 and continue on the next three Tuesdays: February 10, February 17 and February 24. Each two-hour class will begin at 4 pm. Pre-registration is required by calling the Diabetes Center at (585) 596-4035.
- The Diabetes Center is certified by the American Diabetes Association. Applying for certification was voluntary. In order to be ADA certified, the educators had to meet specific criteria, provide and document standards of service, and track patient outcomes.
Achieving ADA certification means that many of the Center's services, including the 4-week Diabetes Self-Management Classes and point of care testing, will now be covered by insurance. For specifics on your coverage, check with your provider.
For more information, contact your healthcare provider or contact the Diabetes Center, by phone at (585)596-4035 or by email.