TuDiabetes Chat with Joe Solowiejczyk RN, MSW, CDE

Joe Solowiejczyk is a healthcare professional who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 52 years. He is President and founder of A Mile in My Shoes, a company that publishes books & produces videos on patient self-management and psychological coping as well as providing counseling and training to patients, families and health care professionals.

Having worked in the filed of diabetes for over 35 years, Joe's work focuses on translating his personal & professional experiences into unique patient care programs. As a nurse, diabetes educator and family therapist, he specializes in assessing how family dynamics impact the management of diabetes and designs interventions that result in more effective coping and optimal metabolic control.

Joe works extensively with both patients and professionals on the Family-Approach to Diabetes Management. He works with pediatric patients and their families in hospital clinics and private physicians' offices, and conducts workshops nationally and abroad for parents to help them cope with their child's diagnosis and daily challenge of living with diabetes. He designs educational and counseling programs for both children and adults with diabetes, as well as seminars for health care professionals on integrating family therapy into clinical practice.

Joe's new e-book "A Type 1 Diabetes Guide to the Universe" comes online in April, 2014!

A Type 1 Diabetes Guide to the Universe is a new and unique e-book diabetes management manual by Joe Solowiejczyk RN MSW CDE which integrates the psychological and family dynamics aspects of coping & living with diabetes into the core of medically managing it on a daily basis. The emphasis here is on helping you and your family learn how to manage diabetes as independently as possible!

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Comment by artwoman on May 29, 2014 at 12:18pm

WOW - I'm in love! I can't wait until his book is done and he is on the road so that I can experience a live event - in person! He hit the Dx as an adult (type 1, Dx'd with rapid onset type 1 at age 30) and the lack of support - spot on. I also appreciate that he seems to treat his patients as partners rather than be patronizing.

Comment by Marie B on May 7, 2014 at 1:59pm

I just watched this again (I was there for the live event)

amazing guy, just exactly what I needed to hear. it's been a rocky week for me and my d.....

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