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The Fundamentals of Diabetes

Theresa Garnero

Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE, the author of the American Diabetes Association book Your First Year with Diabetes, she is the former president of the California Central Coast American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and won the 2004-05 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year award. She is also a former script writer for dLife and a regular columnist for their website. – tgarnero.com

Behavioral Diabetes Expert

Susan Guzman

Dr. Susan Guzman, PhD, is Director of Clinical & Educational Services and Co-Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute. As a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in diabetes, her clinical and research interests include overcoming barriers to good management, family issues with diabetes, and promoting attitudes of living well with chronic illness. She developed and runs many of BDI’s clinical programs, including “Defeating the Depression/Diabetes Connection”, an intensive, multi- week series, “The Just for Parent’s Program” and “Living Well with Complications”.

Exercise & Diabetes Expert

Sheri Colberg

Dr. Sheri Colberg has authored 12 books, over 300 articles, and 24 book chapters on physical activity, diabetes, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, successful aging, and more. She also founded Diabetes Motion, a free educational website for everyone wishing to exercise with diabetes of any type, as well as Diabetes Motion Academy, which offers educational programs for fitness professionals and others. Dr. Sheri has ~50 years' worth of practical experience as a (type 1) diabetic exerciser and person living with diabetes. She headed up a position stand on "Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes" jointly for the American College of Sports Medicine and American Diabetes Association in 2010 and another titled "Physical Activity/Exercise and Diabetes" for the ADA in 2016.

Nutrition & Diabetes Expert

Sherri Shafer

Sherri Shafer, a senior registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, also works as an instructor for diabetes self-management workshops through the Diabetes Teaching Center at UCSF. In addition, she provides nutrition counseling in the Diabetes and Pregnancy Program. She has lectured extensively to medical professionals and public audiences; contributed to healthcare websites and professional publications; and developed dozens of diabetes educational materials. In 2016 Shafer received the individual PRIDE award for demonstrating professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence in her career at UCSF. She is the author of two books: "Diabetes and Carb Counting for Dummies" and "Diabetes Type 2 Complete Food Management Program."