Belinda Childs is Executive Director and a Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist at GreatPlains Diabetes. She worked with Drs. Richard and Diana Guthrie at MidAmerica Diabetes Associates for 35 years prior to opening the Great Plains Diabetes Clinic. Drs. Richard Guthrie and Justin Moore served as her collaborating physicians.
She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Nursing at Wichita State University. She graduated from Wichita State University with a Masters in Nursing, Diabetes Nurse Specialist in 1982.
Mrs. Childs served as editor for Diabetes Spectrum from 2001 to 2005, is the editor of “The Complete Nurses Guide to Diabetes Care” and has authored several publications. She is a member of American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, and the American Diabetes Association (where she was a past president of Health Care & Education). Mrs. Childs is the 2010 recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award and the 1997 recipient of the American Diabetes Association Dr. Rachmiel Levine Award. She is the past President, Health Care and Education, of the American Diabetes Association, 1996-97.