Debra Manzella, RN

Registered Nurse, Corporate Clinical Educator

Expertise

Diabetes, Palliative Care, Cardiology, Pediatrics

Education

State University of New York at Buffalo, Erie Community College, Daemen College, State University of New York at Fredonia

Highlights

Experience

Debra Manzella, RN, is a former writer for Verywell Health who covered Type 2 diabetes. Debra has over 20 years of experience working in the healthcare field. She has provided direct care to patients and has also worked as an educator, as well as a coordinator for hospice and palliative care organizations.

Education

Debra earned a BA in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1978, followed by an associate degree of applied science in nursing (AAS) from Erie Community College in 2000. In 2018, she began to pursue an MS in Nursing Executive Leadership from Daemen College.

Debra is also a Healthcare Professional Member of the American Diabetes Association and a registered advocate for improving diabetes care for everyone who has been touched by the disease.

Verywell Family Editorial Process

Verywell Family is an award-winning, modern resource that supports you through all the stages of pregnancy and parenthood. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 140 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices for your family.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, registered nurses, lactation consultants, parenting experts, and health journalists. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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