The word “Hoosier” was widely used in the 1830s. Around this time, John Finely of Richmond wrote a poem called The Hoosier’s Nest, which was widely read. Finely wrote, “With men of every hue and fashion, Flock to this rising ‘Hoosher’ nation.” So what does this mean? For decades much speculation has surrounded this question. In 1848, Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms define “Hoosier” as “a nickname given at the west to natives of Indiana”, referring less to the pioneers of Indiana and more to the qualities he thought they possessed, like self-reliance and bravery.
For decades, Indiana settlers use this term with pride to describe themselves as a hearty, courageous group. Indianapolis is the twelfth-largest city in the United States. It is a city modeled after Washington, D.C with streets radiating outward from the seat of government and is the heart of Indiana, a city rich with “Hoosier hospitality”. It is no surprise that the American Association of Diabetes Educators chose this attractive city to host its annual event.
AADE is a multi-disciplinary organization that empowers diabetes educators who are dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management and support. A program with more than 14,000 professional members, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise specialists and others, AADE expands the horizons to create optimal health and quality of life for persons affected by or at risk of diabetes and chronic conditions.
PTS Diagnostics is delighted to be a part of this year’s event, educating and showcasing our point-of-care devices which are widely used for testing heart disease, A1C and more. Our team will be onsite at AADE17 to offer our commitment and innovative services to healthcare professionals who are creating positive experiences for their patients affected by diabetes.
AADE17 will allow participants the ability to connect with the largest concentration of diabetes educators involved in various aspects of diabetes research from around the country.
Be sure to stop by our booth #1202 and follow us during the sessions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn using hashtag #connectwithpts to stay up-to-date with conference announcements and events!
See you this August at AADE17 in Indianapolis – where Hoosier’s bear their nickname proudly!