Regina Kundell, MSN, CRNP, of Peninsula Regional Endocrinology in Salisbury has earned the Board Certified – Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) credential from the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
The BC-ADM credential is conferred only to currently licensed health care providers who have passed a rigorous exam. They must hold advanced degrees in a relevant specialty and have completed a minimum of 500 clinical practice hours in advanced diabetes management. The credential speaks to the advanced level of practice and expertise in the management of persons with diabetes. Those who hold the BC-ADM credential follow the scope of advanced diabetes practice, which includes patient management skills such as medication adjustment, medical nutrition therapy, exercise planning, counseling for behavior management and psychosocial issues. The depth of knowledge and competence in advanced clinical practice and diabetes skills affords an increased complexity of decision making which expands the traditional discipline specific practice. Other responsibilities of advanced practice include treatment and monitoring of acute and chronic complications, research, and mentoring.
Kundell graduated in 2002 from Salisbury University with her master’s degree in nursing and is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has treated patients with diabetes for almost 10 years. She has had Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus herself for over 35 years and is a long-time user of the insulin pump and other diabetes technology.