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Diabetes Center


endo_support_team.jpgThe Diabetes Education Program at Children’s of Alabama is accredited by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Diabetes Program ADA Mission Statement:

The Children’s of Alabama (COA), in collaboration with the University of Alabama (UAB), believes that diabetes education for children with diabetes and their families is an integral part of the child’s health care. The comprehensive Diabetes Education Program at COA encourages and promotes diabetes self- management. The program’s qualified educators provide research- based information, technical skills, and psychological support. Teaching is individualized for each child/family based on the child’s age and developmental level. The program strives to provide an environment that is conductive to learning and promotes collaboration with all members of the diabetes healthcare team, foremost the child and his/her family. Professional development of all health care professionals involved in the education and care of children with diabetes is required.


Diabetes Program Coordinator:

Mary Cochran BSN, RN

Diabetes Educators:

Heather Armstrong
Sheila Benton
Nicole Chilton
Becky Earman
Jasmine Barnett
Jeri Lynn Gehri
Mary Heatherly
Alexandria Fitts
Alicia Hale
Christy Lawrence
Stephanie Simpson
Cyndy Henderson
Jasmine Hartfield
Emily Hernandez

Diabetes Pump Educators:

Melissa Ashdown
Brittany Alexander
Tina Hubbard
Cindy McCullers

Nutritionist:

Gary Atchley
Julia Berger,

Social Workers:

Keisha Hunter
Katie Martin


Diabetes Education Classes Offered:

Post Hospital Class- Newly Diagnosed Type 1 patients
Type 2 Class- Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Patients
Review Class- Review of skills and information for all patients by request of patient or provider.
One on One- Education Review or new caregiver

Scheduling a Class:

To schedule a class please call 205-638-9107

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Additional Diabetes Resources