Synopses & Reviews
Your First Year with Diabetes is the 12-month plan for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with diabetes. Taking readers step-by-step through the first year, this practical and humorous guide includes a basic explanation of the disease, instructions on checking glucose, and details about about diabetes nutrition, avoiding complications, and better management. In addition to her clinical expertise, author and cartoonist Theresa Garnero brings some much-needed levity to a very serious topic. The book is filled with lighthearted cartoons to help healing through humor. This whimsical approach to diabetes self-care resonates with people who need a breath of fresh air in their diabetes management.
About the Author
is an accomplished diabetes nurse educator, author, and cartoonist. She 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 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.