Contributing Experts

September 26, 2011

Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE

Theresa Garnero is a health entertainer dedicated to facilitating the humor-health connection by combining her science and artistic talents to promote a positive laugh-learn experience.

Author and illustrator of “Your First Year with Diabetes” and “DIABETease, a lighter look at the serious subject of diabetes,” Theresa is a former national diabetes educator of the year, awarded by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). She is a current has-been and continues to dream about possibilities.

Her official credentials are APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE. She is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management, with a Master of Science in Nursing, and Certified Diabetes Educator.

Theresa has over 20 years experience as a nurse having cared for people with diabetes in most situations. She is a tireless champion of diabetes education causes and innovative approaches to help the diabetes community.

In 2009, Garnero garnered 3 national awards for her interactive book, “Your First Year with Diabetes” published by the American Diabetes Association.

For 2010, Dance Out Diabetes, a non-profit organization aimed at preventing and managing diabetes through dance will officially launch under her leadership.

Last Updated: October 8, 2012