Bertrand Chaffee Hospital has announced that its Diabetes Education Program has been reaccredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators for 2017. This program is one of nine accredited programs in western New York and the only hospital-based program in the southtowns and southern tier. BCH achieved its initial accreditation in 2013; to maintain it, the program demonstrates quality standards and improvement in patient clinical and behavioral outcomes.

The next monthly Diabetic Support Group is scheduled for Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. with a guest speaker on the topic “How I reversed by diabetes with lifestyle changes.” All type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their friends or family members are invited to this free program. Upcoming classes in July include Pre-Diabetes on July 18 at 10 a.m.; Diabetes Coping and Problem Solving on July 25 at 6 p.m. Registration is required for these classes – call (716) 592-9643.