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St. Luke's Diabetes Educator Named National Fellow

Judy Davis Named Fellow by the American Association of Diabetes Educators
By Ken Dey, News and Community
July 22, 2011

BOISE, Idaho - St. Luke’s Humphreys Diabetes Center (SLHDC) is pleased to announce and recognize the designation of “Fellow” (FAADE) bestowed upon Mrs. Judy Davis, RN, BA, CDE, FAADE by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Judy is the first diabetes educator in the State of Idaho to be recognized as a Fellow of the AADE, and joins an elite group of 33 diabetes educators nation-wide to be so recognized. The designation of Fellow recognizes Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE’s) for outstanding contributions to diabetes education through clinical practice, research, education and implementation of mentorship programs for diabetes educators.

Judy has been a diabetes educator for over 38 years. She has spent the last 24 years as the Program Director of St. Luke’s Humphreys Diabetes Center, establishing the clinical aspects of the program in 1987.  Under her leadership, SLHDC has grown to be the largest free-standing diabetes education center of its type in the United States.  The International Diabetes Center writes about St. Luke’s Humphreys Diabetes Center in a 2009 report, stating, “There are few diabetes programs in the country with this level of expertise.”

With Judy Davis’ guidance, SLHDC has continued to expand services, now reaching from Eastern Oregon to Mountain Home, Idaho.  The Center provides in-depth, comprehensive group education and individual counseling in diabetes self-management and prevention to those with or at-risk for diabetes, their families and health care professionals.  Services range from diabetes self-management classes, individual consultations, insulin pumps, diabetes prevention and weight loss programs to behavioral health services, foot care clinics and summer camps for children ages 3-7.

“The growth of the Diabetes Center is a direct reflection of Judy Davis’ commitment to excellent patient care and good diabetes self-management,” states SLHDC Executive Director Bob Scanlon. “It is with pride we congratulate her on being the first diabetes educator in Idaho recognized as a Fellow by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.”

About The Author

Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.