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Pharmacy faculty member helps write AADE position statement

Nathan A. Painter, PharmD
Nathan A. Painter, PharmD
A member of the LLU School of Pharmacy faculty was asked to serve on the writing team charged with preparing the official position statement of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

Nathan A. Painter, PharmD, assistant professor of pharmacotherapy and outcomes science, was part of a 9-member team that researched and wrote the AADE document.

“More than 176,000 children and adolescents under the age of 20 in the United States have type 1 or type 2 diabetes,” the statement begins. “One of every 400–600 (0.22 percent) children and adolescents has type 1 diabetes.”

The AADE is a multidisciplinary professional membership organization made up of health care professionals who are dedicated to the integration of successful self-management as a key outcome in caring for individuals with diabetes and related conditions.

Dr. Painter is a certified diabetes educator (CDE) by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. He is the first faculty member in the School of Pharmacy to receive this certification, which augments his clinical practice and teaching role with an emphasis in the area of diabetes care.

By Larry Kidder, MA

TODAY news for Thursday, June 30, 2008