TEDx with Dr. Polonsky discussing diabetes distress and psychology

Reviewed by

Jen Rundle

A good talk given by Dr Bill Polonsky, American Psychologist working in Diabetes, emphasising the importance of paying attention to psychological, as well as biological side of diabetes as well as the biological side, And summarising what their team What team have discovered as tips for managing some of the tougher emotional aspects, including diabetes burnout. It is mainly tailored towards health professionals but could also be useful for patients.

Sarah Gatward

18 minute video recognising diabetes is tough to manage and trying to identify what helps PWD become more successful in their management, thereby reducing A1c to levels recommended by DCCT study. Identifies three areas to consider.

Keywords: Behavioural Diabetes Institute, emotions, burnout, diabetes distress, mental health, you tube