Laura Hieronymus earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, master’s degree in allied health and education and doctor of nursing practice from the University of Kentucky. She is board certified in advanced diabetes management, a master licensed diabetes educator and a certified diabetes educator. She is also a fellow of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, where she served as diabetes educator of the year in 2006-2007.
Hieronymus is the associate editor for Diabetes Spectrum, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Diabetes Association, and serves on the editorial board for Diabetes Self-Management, a consumer-focused magazine for people with diabetes.
Her expertise includes patient and family education across the lifespan for individuals with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, as well as diabetes and pregnancy. Additional areas of interest include interdisciplinary clinical and collaborative practice, professional education programs and medical communications.
Faculty RankAdjunct Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, College of Nursing
University of Kentucky, College of Nursing
University of Kentucky, College of Education (Allied Health)
Certifications and Special Training
Registered Nurse (RN), Kentucky Board of Nursing
Master Licensed Diabetes Educator (MLDE), Kentucky Board for Licensed Diabetes Educators
Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Manager (BC-ADM)
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)