Donna Jornsay, MS, BSN, CPNP, BC-ADM, CDE, CDTC
Donna has worked as a certified diabetes nurse educator and nurse practitioner for the past thirty plus years, and has held positions in pediatrics, adult medicine and high risk obstetrics, in both private practice and university based clinical programs. Donna has worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) for children with chronic illnesses, and a PNP Supervisor. She has also been the clinical coordinator of several diabetes and pregnancy programs, Mount Sinai in New York City, in private practice, at North Shore University Hospital on Long Island, New York, and currently as a diabetes program manager of a Sweet Success program at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame, California.
Donna has also worked in the diabetes industry, as a Clinical Scientific Liaison for Abbott Diabetes Care, and as a clinical nurse specialist for Medtronic Diabetes. In these roles, she gained research and development experience, and patient training and management experience with diabetes technologies and the interpretation of continuous glucose monitoring results.
Currently, Donna works as the Diabetes Program Manager/ Clinical Specialist at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center where she is responsible for a group of nine certified diabetes educators (CDEs) working in in-patient and out- patient diabetes education, and diabetes and pregnancy management. She is also responsible for staff development and diabetes performance measures and quality improvements diabetes care.
Donna lectures worldwide on various diabetes education topics, most notably continuous glucose monitoring, insulin pump therapy, and pregnancy and diabetes. She has published extensively, including abstracts and articles in many of the diabetes journals, and chapters on diabetes and pregnancy in several editions of the Diabetes Core Curriculum and most recently a chapter in the ADA’s Diabetes Technology book. She is firmly committed to improving the health and education of all people living with diabetes.