Quality Coordinator and 
 Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

CAROLYN SALINAS, RN, CDE, CPT

REGISTERED NURSE and CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATOR 

CAROLYN SALINAS, RN, CDE, CPT
College of the Sequoias, Associate of Science, Nursing (1976)

Experience
Kaweah Delta Hospital 
7 years Intensive Care Unit  
4 years Post Anesthesia Care Unit  
13 years Home Health 
8 years Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), American Diabetes Association (ADA) certified program in diabetes self-management 
6 years as an independent consultant managing Gestational Diabetes and women with diabetes in pregnancy at Family Healthcare Network 
5 years CDE at Adventist Health community care clinics, and helped obtain ADA recognition in diabetes management   
3 years Adjunct clinical instructor for RN program at the College of the Sequoias 
2008 to present CDE, RN at Central Valley Endocrinology 
3 years CDE for American Healthcare, Case management  
1-year CDE for Amylin Pharmaceutical, Bydureon instruction

Certifications
Certified Diabetes Educator, CDE 
Certified insulin pump trainer: Medtronic, MiniMed, Tandem, T Slim, Insulet, Omni Pod 
Certified sensor trainer: Guardian sensor, Dexcom 
                                       
Professional Affiliations
American Diabetes Association 
American Association of Diabetes Educators 

Consulting Services
Presented Ask-Advise-Refer Smoking Cessation Intervention for people with diabetes who smoke, April 2009 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national division of Diabetes Translation Conference  
Partnered with the California Diabetes Program and the California Smokers Helpline to promote smoking cessation, Ask-Advise-Refer. Co-author of AADE approved online smoking cessation program and diabetes and smoking cessation educational “toolkit”  
Co-presenter, Central Valley Tobacco Cessation Summit 
Speaker for Pfizer, Exubera, inhaled insulin 
Partnered with California Diabetes program and Smokers Helpline  
Presented on smoking and diabetes at Diabetes and Smoking Summit in San Diego 

Publications
Co-contributor, The Diabetes Educator, October 04, 2011, Collaborating with Diabetes Educators to promote smoking cessation for people with diabetes: The California Experience

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