Live interview with Dr. William Polonsky

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Live interview with Dr. William Polonsky

Time: February 15, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: TuDiabetes homepage
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Organized By: Emily Coles
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Dr. Polonsky is CEO and Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the world's first organization wholly dedicated to studying and addressing the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes.  He is also Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego.  Dr. Polonsky received his PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University and has served as Senior Psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Chairman of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. 


A licensed clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator, he has served on the editorial boards of Diabetes Care, Diabetes Forecast, Clinical Diabetes, Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Health.  In addition to his many diabetes-related professional publications, he is authored several books for the lay audience (e.g., Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can’t Take it Anymore) and co-edited several others for health care professionals (e.g., A CORE Curriculum for Diabetes Education).    


Dr. Polonsky’s most recent research has focused on: quality of life in diabetes, diabetes-related distress and depression, hypoglycemic fear, blood glucose monitoring behavior and attitudes in patients with type 2 diabetes, physician and patient attitudes towards insulin and oral medications, group-based behavior change programs, the influence of continuous glucose monitoring on quality of life, and emotional and behavioral responses to the diagnosis of diabetes.


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Comment by shirehobbit on February 15, 2013 at 12:48pm

i'm a newbie at this (i'm home recovering from hand surgery, thus the one finger typing)- how do I attend the q&a? thanks, nikki

Comment by Marfem on February 15, 2013 at 12:08pm

is there going to be Q&A time during this interview or just him speaking on predetermined topics?

Comment by Chef Robert The Happy Diabetic on February 15, 2013 at 11:46am

Dr. Polonsky is an amazing voice for diabetics everwhere. I have had the honor of sharing a stage with Bill and he is inspiring,funny and knowledgeable.

Comment by Kimball on January 17, 2013 at 8:55am

I am looking forward to hearing this. Read his book. I had bulimia from about 15 until early 40's, and have anxiety/depression. My dad always said that there was a diabetic personality.....always wondered if he thought that because of me or if he had just heard that somewhere and it felt true to him. I don't know about what came first, since I have had diabetes since I was 11, but antidepressants have helped me and so have 12 step recovery groups. I am a happier person in my 50's than I can remember being since I was very young. I have an identical twin who does not seem to have the degree of depression/anxiety that I did.....Happy to see Dr. P here!

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