Freshley Earns Certification in Diabetes Education
"Living with Diabetes" course director earns rigorous certification from National Certification Board

Carol Freshley, RN
Carol Freshley, RN, diabetes educator at Healthline, Mid Coast Hospital's Community Health Education program, recently completed requirements for Certified Diabetes Educator. Fleshly is certified by National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.

To earn this special credential, a candidate must be a licensed healthcare provider (or hold a master's degree in designated field of study), have a minimum of two years professional practice in diabetes management, have a minimum of 1000 hours of of diabetes management education experience over five years, and pass a rigorous test.

Carol has worked with diabetic clients for many years at the Richmond Area Health Clinic and Mid Coast Hospital. She coordinates a series of education sessions for people with diabetes and their family members which is offered several times each year. A registered nurse, she earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Southern Maine in 1987.

Approximately 70,000 Mainers have Diabetes Mellitus, but only about two thirds have been diagnosed. For more information about Mid Coast Hospital's "Living with Diabetes" program, call 373-6585.