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Thursday
Dec182014

CPAAA is Helping Seniors Take Charge of their own Health

People with diabetes have a higher risk of health complications related to heart attack, kidney problems, blindness and even amputation.  It is essential to learn how to better manage diabetes to prevent these fearful complications.  Over 27% of Medicare beneficiaries have diabetes. According to Administration on Aging “Part B of original Medicare has a Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) benefit designed to educate beneficiaries with diagnosis of diabetes about their disease and how to better manage it.”  To increase seniors’ access to this important benefit, CPAAA became accredited in May 2014 to provide education and resources on diabetes to local seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries at eight locations throughout the tri-county area.

CPAAA is Helping Seniors Take Charge of their own Health