Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: March 20, 2013
HAMMOND – Terry Compton, a diabetes educator on the faculty of Southeastern Louisiana University's
School of Nursing, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Association
of Diabetes Educators.
The organization is a multi-disciplinary professional membership association dedicated to improving diabetes care through education. AADE has more than 13,000 professional members, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and others. She will serve a three-year term on the board.
Compton, who has been a member of the Southeastern faculty since 2006, has served on the AADE's Professional Practice Committee. She is currently serving her second term on the Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition.
"The AADE is focused on promoting healthy living through self-management of diabetes and its related conditions," she said. "About 26 million people in the United States are affected by diabetes, and this number is increasing significantly. Our members are dedicated to promoting greater recognition of the benefits of diabetes education and personal practices that can influence the course of this chronic disease."
Compton is a certified diabetes educator and insulin pump trainer and currently serves as the education coordinator of the Southeast Louisiana Association of Diabetes Educators.
A resident of Tickfaw, she holds an undergraduate degree in nursing from Mississippi College in Clinton and a master's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.