Mon, 10 April 2017
On today’s DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Daniel, and Lori Cherry are broadcasting from the offices of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute in San Diego, California. We are honored to speak with William H. Polonsky, PhD, CDE and Susan Guzman, PhD.
Today, it’s all about what we at DiabetesPowerShow refer to as the people with Type 3 Diabetes…AKA Family Members, Loved Ones, and Friends of People with Diabetes.
Dr. Polonsky and Dr. Guzman help us explore the many dynamic emotions and challenges that are experienced, not only by the people with Diabetes, but by those who love them.
Diabetes is not a solo act…family and friends are as much a part of the process as the person with Diabetes.
William H. Polonsky, PhD, CDE
An active researcher in the field of behavioral diabetes, Dr. Polonsky’s most recent research projects have focused on quality of life in diabetes, diabetes-related distress and depression, hypoglycemic fear, and glucose monitoring behavior and attitudes in people living with diabetes.
Susan Guzman, PhD
Susan Guzman, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in diabetes. Her clinical and research focus areas include overcoming barriers to management, family issues, and promoting attitudes that support living well with diabetes, from diagnosis throughout the lifespan. Dr. Guzman is co-founder and Director of Clinical/Educational Services at the Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI), the first non-profit organization devoted to the emotional and behavioral aspects of living with diabetes. At BDI, she developed programs for people with diabetes and their families and co-facilitates CME programs for Healthcare Professionals.