Thinking visually

Pediatric endocrinologist Angelina Bernier, M.D. ’02, works creatively to educate and empower young patients

By: Tyler Francischine
Bernier and son at diabetes camp Each year, Dr. Angelina Bernier brings her children to the same Gainesville diabetes camp that inspired her to pursue a career in pediatric endocrinology.
Kara and Not So Dire Beastie book cover Bernier partnered with nonprofit Drawn From Valor to create “Kara and the (Not So) Dire Beastie,” a video series and book that educates recently diagnosed children and young adults about self-care and management of Type 1 diabetes.
Angelina Bernier and Sharon Desmarais in white coats Bernier poses with classmate Sharon Desmarais during the white coat ceremony for the UF College of Medicine class of 2007.

Empowering young patients

Watch Dr. Bernier's educational video series, “Kara and the (Not So) Dire Beastie”