Axis Health System earns recognition from American Diabetes Association


The Axis Health System diabetes self-management education program in its Southwest Colorado integrated clinics has been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). 

This program, offered in Axis’ Durango, Cortez, Dove Creek and Pagosa Springs clinics, is led by a team of highly skilled professionals. Lisa Messerli, MS, RD, CDCES, a registered dietitian and diabetes educator, leads the program with her expertise alongside Kim Ayres, RD, CDCES, and David Kitley, PharmD, who bring their wealth of knowledge to the program.

The ADA Education Recognition effort is a voluntary process that assures that approved education programs have met the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the-art information about diabetes management for participants.

“At Axis, we know that learning how to manage your health conditions can make a huge difference in combating diabetes. Such education, paired with steadfast support, is a critical part of today’s diabetes care. We’re excited to include these vital elements in the complete care we offer,” said Axis Medical Director Dr. Jill Rimmey.