Deborah Hinnen, RN, ARNP, BC-ADM, CDE, FAAN Photo Deborah Hinnen, RN, ARNP, BC-ADM, CDE, FAAN
Diabetes Nurse Specialist
Mid-America Diabetes Associates
Wichita, KS




The following program is a taped presentation by Deborah Hinnen. Deborah Hinnen, RN, ARNP, BC-ADM, CDE, FAAN has been a diabetes educator for nearly 30 years. She is a clinical nurse specialist and education program coordinator, working with a multidisciplinary team at Mid America Diabetes Associates to deliver a comprehensive self-management day course, as well as evening and gestational diabetes classes.

Ms. Hinnen is involved extensively with the American Association of Diabetes Educators, having served as their national President in 1993-94. She was awarded their prestigious Distinguished Service Award in the summer of 2001. She has also served on the national board of directors for the American Diabetes Association, and has just finished serving as associate editor for Diabetes Spectrum. Ms. Hinnen continues to volunteer with many other organizations. Her faculty positions are with the Pharmacy Department at University of Kansas, and Graduate Nursing Department and Physician Assistant Department at Wichita State University. She was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2003.

Her career has focused on diabetes patient and professional education with many publications in both areas. In addition to diabetes efforts, she is currently serving as a Trustee for Butler Community College, a college with seven sites and more than 14,000 students.