Testimonials – Diabetes in the 21st Century

Thankful to have been blessed to be your student. Your energy and joy are transparent through the whole day. You have been by far the best teacher I’ve met who knew how to simplify a difficult lesson and yet be factual and have references at the same time. You were sensitive and prepared to address those moments when we were falling asleep. 

-Ruth D., Orange County Health Care Agency

 Thank you so much for an exciting, invigorating session.  It exceeded my expectations.  Can’t wait until our paths cross again and I really appreciate all of the great resources!  Positive thoughts!

Marcelle, MPH, MS, MBA

Rite Aid Health Alliance Program

I absolutely LOVED your training.  I feel so much more intelligent and ready to do great diabetes education, than before.

Your teaching style, and fashion sense, are just the greatest!  Thanks for coming to OC and sharing your knowledge and passion with us!


Deborah, RN, PHN, CLE, Public Health Nursing Division, Orange County Health Care Agency

I was in your seminar yesterday… you rock! I think this is the first time I have gone to a DM workshop where I learned new information and didn’t want to take a nap.

You are a breath of fresh air. Many thanks.

Carol MS,RD, Outpatient Nutrition Services, San Francisco General Hospital

Everyone was raving about your lecture today.  From the Medical Director, students, Dr. Gibbs to the MA’s!  We can’t thank you enough for your creative, informative presentation.  I have a feeling we’ll bring you back again next year!….

Many thanks again.

Kate, Clinical Director, Hampton Health, Ltd., San Francisco

Mahalo for an inspiring teaching/talk story/conference last week on Oahu. Your motivation in patient diabetes education keeps me motivated to do more. I’ve been doing patient education/support for 15 years on Molokai and I always walk away from your “talks” learning and wanting to learn more (I also attended your conference at Queens Medical Center a few years back). Your newsletter and teaching tools are great. Keep it up!

Hui Hou (meet/repeat again), Donna

Bev did a superb job of holding attention entire thing….plus the continued pearls of practical application approaches and “case studies”. Bev’s upbeat approach through entire day…and using so many teaching/learning approaches—awesome!


Thank you again for a wonderful presentation – you are an outstanding teacher and a “heartful nurse.”

Pat B. BSN, MA, BC
Clinical Education Department
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

So much info–love her enthusiasm, jokes, life experiences, & pointers. Come back!


Thanks for providing such a great program. Many participants said it was the best class they ever attended.

Sherry, Stanford University Hospital, CA

Bev’s passion and enthusiasm gives me renewed energy to share information with our members.


The program was excellent. It was very informative and the instructor was knowledgeable, dynamic and FUN.

Patsy, RD Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital

I really enjoyed the visual aides along with Beverly’s enthusiasm, passion and awesome humor. Her emphasis on compassionate and curious teaching vs judgmental teaching was really appreciated.

Lois, RN – Huntington, CA

What I liked best about this class is that the instructor was very enthusiastic and clear about diabetes education.

Lorena, RD – Arcadia, CA

I was pleasantly surprised how well (and painlessly) a lot of info was provided. The speaker was excellent and held the interest of a large group using realistic case studies. Great class! Thank you.

Luis, RN Oakland, CA

I loved the instructor’s personality, teaching props, slides and enthusiasm.  Very knowledgeable, effective teaching tone of voice, credible and excellent medication pocketcards.

Valerie, RN  San Francisco, CA

  • Great speaker, one of the best in diabetic field.
  • Very effective subject matter; very effective presentation!
  • Great instructor; very good communicator.
  • Excellent course – very engaging and informative.
  • Presenter’s teaching style was very engaging; physical activity/movement was helpful.
  • Thank you so much!  Love a lot!  You inspired me to start more pre-DM classes and start addressing it. Thanks!
  • Fun, pt centered, practical applicable info, and well researched. Thank you Kaiser!
  • Facilitator was very knowledgeable and passionate about diabetes. Able to keep me engaged in subject through the entire day.
  • Love your enthusiasm!
  • Very fun class. Instructor was great!!!
  • She’s AMAZING! I am so impressed by her knowledge and teaching styles.  I’ve learned so much!  Thank you Kaiser for hosting this seminar. I truly appreciate it!
  • Please host more of such informative education!
  • Beverly was so smart, energetic, and uplifting.  * Love the dancing!  * Beverly Thomassian is the Best of the Best!!
  • Very effective, beneficial & enjoyable presentation.
  • Teacher was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
  • Excellent!!
  • Simple, straight-forward, great explanations and visuals.
  • Loved your energy and examples to relate and connect with pts. 🙂 Thanks for teaching us to dance, super fun!
  • Beverly has a great combination of expertise, teaching tools, warmth and enthusiasm. Very effective teacher.
  • Exciting speaker. Up-to-date, evidence-based material.
  • Teaching style engaging and seminar was very informational. I feel more comfortable talking to pts. re: DM.

Students – Kaiser Oakland