April Silvestro, BSN, RN, CDCES, CDOE
Coordinator, South County Health Diabetes Center
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
After graduating from the Newport Hospital School of Nursing in 1985, April received her BSN from Salve Regina University in 1988. She is a National Board Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator and past chair of the Rhode Island Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educators. She also served as a past faculty member for the RI Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educators program.
April is a nationally certified fitness instructor and personal trainer, as well as a Reiki Master/Teacher. Since 1990, she has created diabetes education programs for people with diabetes and health professionals in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., and Chicago areas. She frequently lectures on diabetes and health management in the South County community, and has been featured in Providence Business News, The Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly magazine, and Diabetes Self-Management magazine. She has also been a guest on the Positive Living show. April approaches diabetes education and management from a scientific and holistic perspective by incorporating stress reduction techniques and integrative therapies.