Beebe Healthcare Congratulates Tina Trout, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator, for Delaware Diabetes Coalition Leadership Award

Tina Trout, APRN, ACNS-BC, CDE, Certified Diabetes Educator at Beebe Healthcare, was honored with the Delaware Diabetes Coalition first leadership award.

The award will also bear her name – The Tina Trout Leadership Award – and be given annually at the Diabetes Expo, held each November in Dover. The award recognizes an individual who has shown passion, leadership, and commitment to those living with diabetes.

Trout, is a Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Beebe Healthcare Diabetes inpatient and outpatient programs. She is the coordinator for Beebe’s Diabetes Self- Management Education Program, which has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association since 2000. She became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 1984 and has been a passionate leader within the diabetes community ever since.

Since 2001, Trout has represented Beebe on the Delaware Diabetes Coalition, a statewide organization dedicated to diabetes outreach. The Coalition includes representatives from healthcare organizations, insurance companies, state health organizations and the Medical Society of Delaware, among others. It meets four times each year and Trout is currently Past President. The Coalition’s 10th edition of the Delaware Diabetes Coalition Resource Guide for Persons with Diabetes is available at no cost in all Delaware hospitals, Delaware Division of Public Health and online at www.dediabetescoalition.org or by calling (302) 388-9728 for a copy. The Resource Guide includes information about diagnosing diabetes, Diabetes Standards of Care, self-management, financial assistance and statewide resources. The 75-page booklet was developed by a team, which included Trout, in order to provide a one-stop information source for people with diabetes throughout Delaware.

“Tina Trout is an exemplary leader and shines brightly in the arena of diabetes care and education,” said Susan Polikoff, Executive Director of the Delaware Diabetes Coalition. “For more than 15 years, Tina has set the bar for those joining the Delaware Diabetes Coalition. She has changed the lives of countless individuals on the Delmarva Peninsula living with diabetes.”

“It is the Coalition’s privilege and honor to have her as a founding member, hands-on educator and health professional, and a passionate advocate for those living with diabetes. I can honestly say without Tina’s leadership the Coalition would not be in the position it is to provide the services we do for our citizens,” Polikoff said. “The Tina Trout Leadership Award represents a dynamic individual who will overcome barriers, incorporate creativity and innovation into their work around diabetes, and is a recognized leader in the field. Tina Trout not only deserves this award, it would not exist without her stellar example of diabetes care within the healthcare community.”

 

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware for residents and visitors, including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services.  For more information, please visit us online at www.beebehealthcare.org.