Theresa Garnero is an accomplished diabetes nurse educator, author and cartoonist.
She is a health entertainer dedicated to helping people tap into their humor-health connection. She combines her science and artistic talents to promote a positive laugh-learn environment wherever she travels. Author and illustrator of DIABETease a lighter look at the serious subject of diabetes (and one of JNJ’s favorite books — we’re thrilled to include some of Theresa’s cartoons here on the site!), Theresa is a former national diabetes educator of the year, awarded by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), and a stand-up comedian.
Her official credentials are APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE, which means she did a lot of school time! 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 is always looking for innovative approaches to help the diabetes community.
Of particular interest is Theresa’s latest book, Your First Year With Diabetes: What to Do, Month by Month. A deft mix of humor and informative information, this guide is great for the newly diagnosed diabetic — and the nurse who wants to be able to impart useful information in a light-hearted — and memorable, which means (sometimes! hopefully!) adherence to the treatment plan — way. Strongly recommended!
You can find out more about Theresa here!