HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - August 26, 2014) - Diabetes America, LLC, a comprehensive and personalized diabetes care provider, announces that Laurel Fuqua, RN, MSN, has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors. Ms. Fuqua is veteran innovator in diabetes and healthcare management with extensive experience in strategic planning, market development, and clinical operations.
"We are very excited to have Laurel join the Board of Directors for DiabetesAmerica. Her wide range of experience in diabetes healthcare, innovative clinical services, global business, and Laurel's extensive professional network will be extremely valuable to DiabetesAmerica moving forward," stated Chuck Dowling, CEO of DiabetesAmerica.
"I am honored and excited to be joining the Board of Directors for DiabetesAmerica," remarked Ms. Fuqua. "The Company provides a solution that truly helps to solve the quality of care and cost issues that our nation faces in managing the growing diabetes epidemic. With their proven track record and diabetes care outcomes to date, I believe they are well positioned for the future and I look forward to working with the Board to support the DiabetesAmerica team in their efforts."
Ms. Fuqua is currently the Chief Clinical Innovation Officer for Glytec, LLC, a clinical information technology company focused on glycemic management. Her experience prior to Glytec includes work as an early leader in the development of diabetes management programs for Diabetes Treatment Center of America (now Healthways) where she served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. Ms. Fuqua is also an accomplished speaker, publish author, and writer. She has won several awards for her work in diabetes and for development of innovative healthcare services, including the AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year Award.
DiabetesAmerica, a leading diabetes management organization affiliated with DCOA-Physician Associates, P.A., a professional association of internists and endocrinologists covering 13 diabetes clinics in Texas, is dedicated to helping diabetes patients understand their condition, manage it, and live a full life without becoming overwhelmed. Through their market-leading clinical model emphasizing coordinated patient care, diagnostics, and education, they provide comprehensive and personalized diabetes care to tens of thousands of patients across the state of Texas. For more information on DiabetesAmerica, a complete list of center locations, or to schedule an appointment, please visit: www.DiabetesAmerica.com.