Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Kacy Aderhold is a doctor of nursing practice, advance practice registered nurse, and clinical nurse specialist. She specializes in diabetes and metabolism in her practice role in adult endocrinology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's (OUHSC) Harold Hamm Diabetes Center. Kacy is also a clinical assistant professor at OUHSC's Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing. Kacy is board certified in Advanced Diabetes Management and is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Kacy has served as provider and faculty at OUHSC's student-ran free clinic, the Unity Clinic for 2 years. She has a passion for working with students and delivering care to underserved patients in her community.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Lightning Talk Description: This project aimed to improve patient-perceived diabetes management self-efficacy by utilizing a team of bilingual interprofessional students to deliver culturally tailored diabetes self-management education (DSME) to patients of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center’s (OUHSC) student-run free clinic, the Unity Clinic. Diabetes is a leading cause of death, disability, hospital visits, and medical expense in the United States. Diabetes self-management education (DSME) improves health outcomes in patients with diabetes. Unfortunately, those without…