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Care Team Spotlight: Cheryl Barry, RN, MS, CDCES

Manager, Adult Diabetes Education Program

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist 

- BA in Nursing from Beloit College in Wisconsin
- BS in Nursing from Rush University in Chicago
- Master’s in Parent & Child Nursing from Rush University


As an undergrad, Cheryl worked for a summer at the Joslin Camp for boys with diabetes in Charlton, MA. That was where she fell in love with the idea of helping people living with diabetes. 

Cheryl is married with two children. Her husband’s job has moved them around, resulting in her working and helping people with diabetes at:

  • University of Chicago Diabetes Research and Training Center - Pediatrics Unit
  • Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA – Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston – Director of Adult Education
  • Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

Their third rescue dog, Hobey, is named after the college hockey Hobey Baker Memorial Award. Cheryl and her husband are big fans of Boston College hockey. Her biggest passions are spending time with family and helping people manage diabetes. She loves to read, and particularly enjoyed the Harry Potter series. Cheryl's favorite TV show is Jeopardy and her daughter was a contestant in 2019.