Campbell University Health Center diabetes program receives full accreditation

Program advisors and educators: Dr. Nicholas Pennings, Katie Trotta, Pharm. D, Amy Allen, RN and Peggy Smith, Ed. D.

The Campbell University Health Center’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has been awarded full accreditation from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the largest and most widely known organization in the field of diabetes.

The diabetes program is the only one of its kind that is accredited in Harnett County. Patients who are part of the Health Center’s program will acquire knowledge on self-care skills, nutritional management, physical activity, medications and how to manage complications associated with diabetes.

“Diabetes is a disease with devastating health consequences but is also a condition that can improve dramatically with patient understanding and effort,” said Dr. Nicholas Pennings, director of Campbell University Health Center. “In Harnett County, more than a thousand patients have diabetes. We are thrilled to have the only accredited diabetes education program to serve our community.”

According to the ADA, approximately 10 percent of the population in the United States has diabetes. Along with meeting the national standards, the Health Center’s program has health professionals available to deliver information about diabetes management to participants.

Advisors and educators for the program are Dr. Nicholas Pennings; Katie Trotta, Pharm. D; Amy Allen, RN; and Peggy Smith, Ed.D.

Providing high-quality education for patient self-care is a primary goal the Health Center has for the program. With support from the Health Center team, each patient can develop the knowledge and skills to assume a major part of the responsibility for diabetes management.

For more information about the program, contact the Campbell University Health Center at 910-893-1560. Follow the Health Center on Facebook.