Compton appointed to national diabetes education board

Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: July 24, 2012 Terry Compton
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      HAMMOND – Terry Compton, a diabetes educator on the faculty of the Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing, has been elected to a three-year term with the Board of Directors of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

     The board oversees the activities of the professional organization that is dedicated to improving diabetes care through education. The AADE has a multi-disciplinary membership of more than 13,000 members, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other professionals.

     Compton, who serves on the Louisiana State Board of Dietetics and Nutrition, has been on the Southeastern faculty since 2006. She previously served as the diabetes nurse coordinator at Children's Hospital in New Orleans. A certified diabetes educator, she is active in 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.

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