Aspirus Iron River receives national certification in diabetes education

Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics was recently awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for quality diabetes management education programs.


The ADA’s Education Recognition Certificate indicates programs meet national standards for diabetes self-management education. Achieving recognition status signifies that staff are knowledgeable health professionals who provide patients with comprehensive information about diabetes management. Recognition is verified by an official certificate from the ADA and is awarded for four years.


“Diabetes care has come full circle in the last few years with monitoring and medication management,” said Suzanna Severson, registered dietitian at Aspirus Health. “We are thrilled to provide patients with these options at Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics.”


According to the ADA, there are 34.2 million Americans living with diabetes. While an estimated 26.8 million have been diagnosed, the ADA reports 7.3 million people are unaware they have diabetes.


The ADA is the nation’s leading non-profit health organization supporting diabetes research, advocacy and information for health professionals, patients and the public.


“It is vital in a rural area, we are able to maintain high standards of care which assures our patients we are providing high quality, comprehensive care with up-to-date clinical resources,” said Severson.


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Visit for more information about diabetes care, Aspirus’ Diabetes Education Center, diabetes self-management group classes, one-on-one appointments, nutrition counseling and monthly support groups.