NORWAY — Stephens Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Division Supervisor, Lissa Merrill, PT, is happy to announce that Karen Swan, RN, has accepted the function of Diabetes Nurse Educator at Stephens.
Karen is a registered nurse of fifteen years, with six years of expertise as a Licensed Diabetes Care and Schooling Specialist (CDCES). To change into licensed Karen needed to have 1,000 hours educating and supporting folks with diabetes and go a written examination.
Karen has a ardour for serving to folks with diabetes. “Studying the best way to management your diabetes is necessary to good well being, however I perceive this may be overwhelming to many. I’m grateful for the chance to assist sufferers learn to higher handle their diabetes.” She acknowledges how troublesome it may be to handle diabetes and he or she feels rewarded when she might help sufferers really feel higher and empowered via life-style adjustments.
The Diabetes Schooling Program at Stephens Memorial Hospital is acknowledged by the American Affiliation of Diabetes Educators. Our mission is to enhance the well being care outcomes and high quality of life for members of our neighborhood residing with diabetes. Our Diabetes Schooling Program affords lessons, medical counseling, and behavioral well being help to folks identified with diabetes or pre-diabetes. For extra details about the Diabetes Program at Stephens Memorial Hospital please name 207-744-6057 or go to wmhcc.org/companies/diabetes-care.
Karen is a local of Maine. She has a son serving within the Air Drive and he or she enjoys her granddaughters regionally. When not mountaineering along with her husband, Karen enjoys gardening, beekeeping, and biking.