Debra Manzella, RN

Corporate Clinical Educator, Catholic Health System


Diabetes, Palliative Care, Cardiology, Pediatrics


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



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.



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.

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