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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

CentraCare Clinic – Becker Recognized for Diabetes Care

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Becker, Minn. – CentraCare Clinic – Becker, 12800 Rolling Ridge Road, was recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for its high-quality diabetes self-management education. The ADA Education Recognition effort is a voluntary process which assures that approved education programs have met the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. Programs that achieve recognition status have knowledgeable health professionals who can provide up-to-date information about diabetes management for participants.

Research has shown that diabetes self-management education (DSME) is associated with a dramatic decline in A1C by as much as 0.76% and that the effectiveness of DSME was directly correlated to the amount of time patients spent with an educator. Sustained improvement requires both time and follow-up, which is now referred to as “self-management”.

Self-management education is an essential component of diabetes treatment. Participants in an ADA Recognized program will be taught self-care skills that are individualized to their lifestyle and will promote better management of their diabetes treatment regimen.

“The process gives us a national standard by which to measure the quality of the services we provide”, commented Jennifer Knaack, RN, CSMRN, Site Coordinator. “And, of course, it helps to assure our patients that we provide great care.”