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EDC Class Graduate Shares Thoughts about Class Experience

EDC Logo Picture 2A recent graduate of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program in Pennsylvania shared comments about her experience with diabetes self-management education (DSME) classes taught by Quality Insights’ Angela Alwood and Vicki Deacon. 

“I had the pleasure of taking this diabetes class. Our teachers were Angie and Vicki and they were awesome. Even though I'm not a diabetic, my husband is. I have learned a lot. I'm someone who does not eat breakfast, but I learned that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I also now read labels and cut back on serving sizes. I loved the action plans we did every week. One week, my action plan included eating something light, which I did. I also finally did a little exercise and I feel better. I will try my best to continue to do something each week.”
Diana, EDC Class Graduate
About Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC)
EDC in Pennsylvania uses the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) curriculum created by the University of Illinois at Chicago. DEEP teaches people with diabetes and/or their caregivers the skills they need to be in control of their health. Consisting of six weekly classes, participants learn about diabetes risks, nutrition, weight management, how to properly manage medications and much more. Based on group interaction and working together, the classes empower and inspire the participants to feel confident about their health and themselves.
Quality Insights facilitates free diabetes education classes throughout Pennsylvania as part of the EDC program. View a list of available workshops. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, contact Shikina Wills, Project Coordinator at (877) 346-6180, ext. 7825 or  
About Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Quality Insights collaborates with health care providers, patients and allied organizations across the network to bring about widespread, significant improvements in the quality of care they deliver. Our goal is better care, smarter spending and healthier people. Learn more.