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Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Accreditation

Accreditation granted by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

The Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program (DSMES) of Montefiore Nyack Hospital has earned a three-year accreditation from the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES).

As the only organization dedicated solely to diabetes education, ADCES certification is the highest level of recognition that a diabetes management program can attain. The Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP) certification highlights Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s commitment to providing exceptional care management programs to individuals living with diabetes. 

This accreditation also underscores the expertise and knowledge of the Community Health and Wellness Department’s diabetes educators in developing tailored support groups that address the individual needs of our diabetes program participants. "

More than 34 million Americans live with diabetes and many of them do not fully understand their condition or how to effectively manage it. According to the ADCES, diabetes education can help people with all types of diabetes better manage their blood glucose, develop coping skills to address the daily challenges of the disease, reduce the risks for complications, decrease costs by reducing or eliminating the need for medications and emergency room visits and help find and access cost-savings programs. Medicare and most health insurance plans cover diabetes education when it is offered through an accredited diabetes education program such as Montefiore Nyack Hospital, which has met vigorous criteria set by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

For more information, visit To register for the diabetes programs starting in January 2024, call the Community Health and Wellness Department at 845-348-2004.