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for the ADCES Michigan Network!

In Memorium: Betty Krauss

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It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of
Betty Krauss on Monday, March 9, 2020. 
Betty served as our State Legislative Advocay Leader
for many years.  She will be greatly missed.

Please see her obituary at:  Betty Krauss Obituary  

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It's Official: AADE is now ADCES!

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

has been rebranded as the 

Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES)

Please see Sarah Terranova's blog (below) explaining this further.

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ADCES Michigan Coordinating Body 2020 Annual Fall Conference

Friday, October 16, 2020

Okemos Conference Center
2187 University Park Dr.
Okemos, MI 48864

(A block of rooms will be reserved at the nearby Comfort Inn.)

More information will be available closer to the date. 

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Welcome to the homepage for the ADCES Michigan Coordinating Body!

We encourage you to look around, join in statewide discussions,
read our latest news, check out our calendar, view our document library & connect with your Local Networking Group (LNG)
from the list at the bottom of the page.

(Note: If you are currently receiving emails for Local Networking Groups you don't wish to,
please see the following document: Instructions for Unsubscribing to Local Networking Groups)

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ADCES Michigan Coordinating Body

2020 Executive Committee


Lori Eno, MS, RD, CDE


Heather Comartin, BScN, RN, CDE

Past Chair

Elaine Lober, BSN, RN, CDE

Financial Leader

Sharon Donnenwerth, MS, RD, CDE




2020 Committee Chairpersons

State Legislative/
Advocacy Leader

Marketing/My AADE Network

Sarah Terranova,  MS, RD, CDE

Membership Leader

Julianne Downes RDN, CDE



Professional Development

Sharon Donnenwerth, MS, RD, CDE

2020 Local Networking Group Leaders & Liaisons

Upper Peninsula LNG Leader

Brenda Jagatic RN, CDE

Tip of the Mitt LNG Leader


West Central LNG Leader


Thumb & East Central LNG Leader

Linda Houthoofd RD, CDE

Southwestern Capital Area LNG Leader

Sally Kidman MSN, RN, CDE

Southeast LNG Leader


ADA Liaison Rep

Heather Comartin BScN, RN, CDE

DPAC/MDRTC Liaison Rep

Robin Nwankwo, MPH, RDN, CDE

MDHHS Liaison Rep

Kim Lombard MS, RD, CDE

  The 2020 ADCES Michigan Coordinating Body Leader list is available by clicking on this link: Leadership Document 

Reports from the 2019 Leadership Team are available in the Michigan Files Directory or by clicking on this link: 2019 Michigan Coordinating Body Annual Leaders' Reports

If you have any comments or questions for future topics and/or speakers, or would like more information, please contact any board member listed above.

**Please continue to scroll down for the latest blog posts from the state and for information regarding your local networking group (LNG) including discussions and upcoming events. Be sure to subscribe to your local LNG to stay up to date with events in your area and to network with local ADCES members. For questions or information on how to do this, please reach out to the CB Technology Leader here **

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