Shawna Bedard Board-Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)

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Published on March 06, 2017

Shawna Bedard Board-Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)

Shawna Bedard of Concord Hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management Program recently obtained board-certification in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) through the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Certification as a BC-ADM supports the advanced level of knowledge and ability to skillfully manage complex patient needs while assisting patients with their therapeutic problem-solving within their scope of practice as a healthcare professional. There is currently only eight BC-ADMs in New Hampshire — five registered nurses (RN) and three registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN). All three RDNs work at Concord Hospital.

Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully manage the disease and its related conditions at a high proficiency level. The BC-ADM certification is comprehensive and only attained by health professionals that meet the eligibility criteria which includes 500 hours in advance diabetes management, a master’s degree or higher and extensive professional education training specific to diabetes.

Shawna is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), certified diabetes educator (CDE) and now BC-ADM and has worked as a certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian nutritionist at Concord Hospital for the past seven years. She is currently seeing patients individually and in group classes at Concord Hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management Program located at 18 Foundry Street in Concord, 253 Pleasant Street and Family Tree Health Care in Warner.  Shawna is certified in insulin pump and glucose sensor training.

To schedule an appointment, call (603) 230-5637.

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