2018 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award
Jackie L. Boucher, MS, RDN
Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award Lecture
Connectedness – How Technology and Social Networks are Advancing Diabetes Nutrition Care
Jackie L. Boucher, MS, RDN, is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. This award recognizes a distinguished health professional who has made outstanding educational efforts in the field of diabetes and has demonstrated significant contributions to the understanding of diabetes education. Ms. Boucher will present the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award Lecture on Saturday, June 23.
As President of Children’s HeartLink in Minneapolis, MN, Ms. Boucher leads a global organization with the mission of training doctors and nurses in underserved parts of the world to diagnose and treat children with heart disease. Ms. Boucher began contributing to the diabetes literature early in her career. In addition to her contributions to more than 75 publications, she has served on the editorial board for Practical Diabetology, as editor-in-chief of Diabetes Spectrum, and as a reviewer for the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Diabetes Care. She co-chaired American Diabetes Association’s nutrition position statement, published in 2013, and served as a content expert panel member for the Advanced Diabetes Management credential.
Demonstrating her passion for improving health for all, Ms. Boucher was a lead investigator and continues as a co-investigator on Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project, a 10-year demonstration project with a goal of decreasing the disease burden of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in a rural Minnesota community. Please join us in celebrating Jackie L. Boucher, MS, RDN, for outstanding contributions to diabetes education and care.