She has served as a Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist for more than 20 years at the M Health Fairview’s University of Minnesota Medical Center. She has served as a leader of diabetes care initiatives including at the system level focusing on standardizing diabetes care and nursing practice to ensure safe and effective care for this patient population. She successfully led the University of Minnesota Medical Center to be the first academic medical center in the nation to achieve Joint Commission Certification for Advanced Diabetes Management.
Carol’s prominence in the nursing community is demonstrated by her leadership roles in multiple national committees and organizations including the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS). She served as treasurer and president of NACNS and received the Brenda Lyons Leadership award from the NACNS. She is an internationally recognized speaker on topics including inpatient diabetes management and professional competency. She has authored/co-authored multiple journal articles, book chapters, and other publications on nursing topics.
She is a consistent, recognized, dedicated leader and an outstanding recipient of the Mary Fran Tracy award. Congratulations to Carol Manchester! Very well deserved!