The Heroines

Belinda Childs

is honored with a Brick from Dr. Diana W. Guthrie.

 Belinda  Childs Belinda Childs, RN, MN, ARNP, CDE is a woman with vision. Her work as the nurse manager for a diabetes clinic is compounded by her excellent work as coordination of the clinical research that is carried out in that clinic. She is so well known and respected for her quality of work that she was voted in as the first President of Health Education and Health Care of the American Diabetes Association in 1997.

The Kansas Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association has awarded her the Outstanding Chapter Volunteer in 1984 and, nationally, in 1986. She received one of the top national honors of this association in 1997 by receiving the Dr. Rachmiel Levine Award for her service and dedication.

Not only has she been active on the Kansas State Board of Nursing, but also in her community, i.e. being an Elder in her church, and participates further by being a member of the Board for the Presbyterian Family Support Services and the Board of Great Plains Diabetes Research, Inc.

Her great push has been for the youth that have diabetes as noted by the many years she has served as nurse or nursing director at Camp Discovery, Rock Springs, Kansas. Her ability to organize and to meet emergencies with cool logic has been of assistance to many people in need.

Besides the many research studies she has spear-headed, she has written numerous articles and book chapters and, a favorite, a booklet entitled, "Caring for Children with Diabetes," of special help to school teachers that have a child with diabetes in their classroom.

Lindy, as she is better known, is a dedicated person that never appears to allow personal concerns to stop her from forging ahead to meet the goals of the "bigger picture." In the diabetes field, people of this community, of this state, of this nation, are better off because of the efforts put forth by this one individual.

September 5, 1998