CentraState’s Novo Nordisk Diabetes Center earns recognition from American Diabetes Association

Oksana Yakoff, a diabetes educator, working with a patient at the Diabetes Center at Holy Name Medical Center. (Holy Name Medical Center)

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. — staggering facts from the American Diabetes Association, which recently recognized CentraState Healthcare System’s Novo Nordisk Diabetes Center. The recognition lasts for four years.

The certification acknowledges that CentraState offers a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide people who have diabetes with comprehensive information about how to successfully manage the chronic condition.

“The expertise of our team is unrivaled, and this recognition speaks to the quality of our service,” said Kim Simers, assistant vice president of integrated health. “The Novo Nordisk Diabetes Center team of five certified diabetes educators are here to help anyone manage diabetes in order to prevent or delay the serious complications of diabetes.”

CentraState helps those who are newly diagnosed or who have had long-term diabetes by educating them with practical information to better manage the chronic condition.

The ADA’s Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational services meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.