Carol Harrington, APRN, is a board-certified nurse practitioner with Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists in Kansas City, Mo. She is affiliated with Research Medical Center. With 30 years of nursing experience, Carol has specialized expertise in patient and nurse education. She is a certified diabetes educator and serves as a preceptor for students from several area universities. She is also a frequent guest lecturer for the University of Missouri- Kansas City Nurse Practitioner Program, the American Heart Association and the Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society and other organizations. She has cared for patients of all ages with both acute and chronic conditions, with a clinical focus on diabetes management and heart disease. She is a member of the American Bariatric Society and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.