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Provider Achieves Advanced Training in Diabetes Management

August 31, 2023

Ann Altgilbers achieves board certification in advanced diabetes management through the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Ann Altgilbers MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CPN has recently passed a rigorous examination that qualifies them as board certified in advanced diabetes management (BC-ADM) through the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES). Attaining this certification showcases Altgilbers’ expertise in providing people with diabetes in the metro east access to high quality diabetes care and management.

“Obtaining the board certification in advanced diabetes management, shows my commitment to my patients and nursing practice. Continuing education is so important for the care that I deliver to my patients. I will continue to keep learning and collaborating with my patients to reach their health goals,” said Altgilbers.

“Becoming certified in advanced diabetes management helps to ensure that the services Ann provides are commensurate with their advanced training,” said Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, ADCES director of accreditation and content development. “Potential and current employers should recognize this credential as a distinguishing factor when considering the workforce they deploy to assist those with diabetes to reach their health goals and to have a meaningful role in the management of those with diabetes, prediabetes and cardiometabolic conditions.”

The person holding the BC-ADM credential skillfully manages complex needs and assists people with prediabetes, diabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions in their therapeutic problem-solving. Health care professionals who hold the BC-ADM certification, based on their scope of practice defined by their state licensure, can:

  • Adjust medications.
  • Treat and monitor acute and chronic complications and other comorbidities.
  • Counsel people on lifestyle modifications.
  • Address psychosocial issues.
  • Use patient-generated health data and technology for pattern management.
  • Participate in research and mentoring.

Altgilbers practices at Endocrinology of Maryville and has practice hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Maryville. Some Monday hours in Highland.

Obtaining the BC-ADM certification from ADCES for advanced clinician practitioners promotes recognition of their skills and knowledge managing the complex needs of people with prediabetes, diabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions. Learn more about the BC-ADM credential at www.diabeteseducator.org.

Ann Altgilbers MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CPN

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