SDE: Learning and Diabetes: Acknowledgments


Gratitude is extended to the following individuals for reviewing all or sections of the revised Learning and Diabetes: A Resource Guide for Connecticut Schools and Families, 2012:

  • Stephanie Knutson, MSN, RN, project manager
  • Karen Bucci, APRN, Diabetes Educator, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • Marie Burlette, RN, BSN, School Nurse Supervisor, Connecticut Technical High School System
  • Joan Cagginello, RN, MS, Nurse Administrator, Milford Health Department and Association of School Nurses of Connecticut (ASNC) Executive Board Member
  • Susan Fiore, MS, RD, Nutrition Education Coordinator, Connecticut State Department of Education
  • Patricia Krin, MSN, FNP-BC, NCSN, Senior Nurse Administrator, Newington Public Schools
  • Donna Kosiorowski, MSN, RN, School Nurse Supervisor, West Haven Public Schools
  • Cindy Kozak, RD, MPH, CDE, Diabetes Prevention and Control Program AIDS and Chronic Diseases Section, Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Suzanne Levasseur, MSN, APRN, Supervisor of School Health Services, Westport Public Schools
  • Cheryl Resha, EdD, MSN, RN

This manual was originally developed in 2005 through the cooperation of key organizations and individuals committed to improving diabetes care for children in schools throughout Connecticut.  Recognition is also extended to the original contributors. These individuals and organizations are listed below: 

  • Eileen Clark, Parent
  • Cheryl Resha, Project Manager 
  • Faine Gauthier
  • Wendy Harwin
  • Patricia Krin
  • Pat Philipp
  • Patricia Vadya
  • Joanne Ahern
  • Phil Apruzzese
  • Cathy Castaldi, Parent
  • William Cross, Parent
  • David Larson
  • Sheila McKay
  • Linda Pica
  • Karen Bucci
  • Joseph Castagnola
  • Paul Rossi, Parent
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation        
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital and Medical Center        
  • Connecticut Association of Boards of Education
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • National Diabetes Education Program: Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel
  • New York State Department of Health: Diabetes in Children – A Resource Guide for Schools
  • Wisconsin Department of Education: Children with Diabetes: A Resource Guide for Wisconsin Schools and Families
For more information on the CSDE’s Learning and Diabetes: A Resource Guide for Connecticut Schools and Families, contact:

Stephanie G. Knutson, MSN, RN
School Health Consultant
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health/Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
450 Columbus Blvd., Suite 504
Hartford, CT 06103-1841


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