Burgess Diabetes Educators Renew Educator Status

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) announced that Burgess Health Center’s Michele Kirkendall, registered dietitian, and Sue McLaughlin, registered nurse, have renewed their Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) status. Being certified demonstrates they possess the distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care for people with diabetes. Currently, there are over 19,500 diabetes educators who hold NCBDE certification.

Kirkendall and McLaughlin educate through a diabetes support group and also a diabetes self-management plan. These programs offer an experience for diabetes patients to learn how to live successful and fulfilling lives while managing their diabetes. They also provide specialized outpatient programs for children and teens, women with gestational diabetes and adults.

Diabetes is a disease that will not go away—but it can be managed by taking the proper and necessary steps to control it. For more information please call 423-9268.