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Diabetes Self-Management Education

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

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Your Diabetes Self Management Team

Dana Carroll, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, BCGP

Dana Carroll

Dana Carroll, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist and a Clinical Associate Professor at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. She also holds adjunct faculty appointments with the College of Community Health Sciences Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine and the Psychology Department at The University of Alabama. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy (BCPS), geriatrics (BCGP) and is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES).

Angela Hammond, MSN, CRNP, CDCES

Angela Hammond

Angela Hammond, MSN, CRNP, CDE, is a Nurse Practitioner in the Faculty-Staff Clinic at University Medical Center and the coordinator for diabetes education for the Family Medicine Center at UMC and the College of Community Health Sciences. She earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing from UAB, a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from UAH and a Bachelor’s in Science in Home Economics from the University of Alabama. Hammond has been in practice as a Nurse Practitioner since 1994 and provides care for University of Alabama employees and their families in a walk-in clinic located in UMC. She has been a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) since 2012. Her particular area of interest is in healthy lifestyles and preventative healthcare.

Suzanne Henson, MS, RD

Suzanne Henson

Suzanne Henson, RD, MS, is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Internal, and Rural Medicine  at the College of Community Health Sciences and is a Registered Dietitian at University Medical Center. She is responsible for the education, coordination, and provision of nutritional guidance to patients, and assists patients in the promotion of their health. Previously, Henson worked as a clinical health coach with Atherotech Diagnostics Labs in Birmingham. Before that, she served was director of UAB EatRight Weight Management Services. Henson was named Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 2015 by the Alabama Dietetic Association. She has a master’s degree in Human Nutrition from The University of Alabama and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from UA. 


Bob McKinney

Bob McKinney is director of the Office of Case Management and Social Services for the College of Community Health Sciences. McKinney is responsible for the oversight of all case management and social services operations at University Medical Center. He is also a practicing clinical social worker for the College’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. In his academic role, he serves as a field instructor for a cadre of students from The Univeristy of Alabama School of Social Work, and he is a Behavioral Science and Family Systems Educator in the Family Residency.

Kim McMillan, LPN

Kim McMillan

Kim McMillan, LPN, is a Patient Care Advocate for the department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine at the College of Community Health Sciences. She is a case manager and facilitates referrals for diabetes education, and coordinates other specialty clinics in the College’s Family Medicine center. McMillan received a licensed practical nursing certificate from Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa. She has certificate of completion in Fundamentals of Diabetes Care from the American Association of Diabetes Educators and has advanced skills in diabetes education.

Mark Richardson, PhD

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at The University of Alabama. He joined the UA faculty in 1991 as an assistant professor and received promotions to associate professor and professor in 1997 and 2012, respectively. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from California State University, Chico, a master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of California, Davis, and a PhD, in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Richardson’s area of interest is exercise and its relationship to health and disease.

Attribution and Thanks

Segments of the educational information and materials
in these modules were adapted from the RWJF Diabetes Initiative.