Theresa Garnero, Clinical Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator


Theresa Garnero is clinical nurse manager of Diabetes Services at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. A certified diabetes educator, she's the author of DIABETease: A Lighter Look at the Serious Subject of Diabetes. She also wrote a daily guide to living with diabetes for the American Diabetes Association, scheduled for publication in fall 2008. She was named Diabetes Educator of the Year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators for 2004-2005.


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Is my mother's physical condition due to her poorly controlled diabetes? — Jul 19, 2011
Glucose levels do fluctuate for people with diabetes, especially with higher carbohydrate content foods like ice cream. Some chose to mitigate this effect by taking more me...
Where can I get dissolvable glucose pills? — Jul 19, 2011
You have many options. Outside of treating a low with the liquid form of 4 ounces of juice or 8 ounces of non-fat milk, you can use DEx4 Glucose Liquid. It comes in differe...
If am diabetic, how can I keep my feet from getting damaged? — Jun 30, 2011
The best way to care for diabetes is getting the right information in order to make changes that will have the most impact on your health and and ongoing support to maintai...
Can untreated Type 2 Diabetes cause kidney cancer and congestive heart failure? — Jan 18, 2011
Certainly uncontrolled diabetes puts people at a higher risk for many health consequences. Typically, diabetes is accompanied by high blood pressure and high cholesterol l...
Are the pains I'm feeling related to diabetes? — Oct 13, 2010
It depends on the location of the stinging feelings. Typically, uncontrolled diabetes impacts the ability of the nerve endings to work properly. This usually shows up in th...
How long can a diabetic live with alcoholism and drug addiction? — Jul 03, 2010
As a nurse, it is not in my realm of expertise to predict health outcomes. His doctor would be best equipped to respond. That said, with the number of significant issues fa...
What if my blood sugar drops too low at night? — May 24, 2010
You are doing many things right! You are taking your insulin, checking your glucose, being mindful of what you eat and problem solving to prevent going low! Many variables...
Which housing option is best for someone with diabetes? — Apr 28, 2010
You have a few options to help your mother get the care she needs. Start by speaking to the Director of the board and care facility about your concern. Is it in their polic...
What do all of these diabetic test results mean? — Apr 15, 2010
The numbers described are codes used to specify a diagnosis; they are not laboratory results. "NOS" stands for not otherwise classified, again - medical diagnosis jargon. ...
How much fruit is acceptable for a diabetic? — Mar 29, 2010
Fruit is a healthy source of carbohydrate, something that we need to survive. Too many carbs, even in the form of fruit, may make the blood sugar (blood glucose) rise to un...