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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, October 13, 2014

William Sansum Diabetes Center Presents “The Emotional Side of Type 1 Diabetes”

William Sansum Diabetes Center and JDRF Present “The Emotional Side of Type 1 Diabetes” with expert William Polonsky
Hosted at CenCal Health, the event will discuss key strategies
for managing type 1 diabetes effectively
WHAT: William Sansum Diabetes Center and JDRF are sponsoring a OneTalk with William Polonsky, PhD, CDE on Tuesday, Oct. 21 to discuss “The Emotional Side of Type 1 Diabetes.” Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) not only presents physical challenges, but mindset challenges as well. To live well with T1D, acknowledging and addressing these emotional stresses is often the most important step a patient can take. Unfortunately, it is too easy for both T1Ders as well as doctors to neglect this “personal” side of the diabetes. Polonsky’s presentation will cover the stresses of diabetes as well as the latest scientific research on these subjects. Most importantly, it will discuss some of the key strategies for overcoming these stresses and managing T1D more effectively.

WHO: This event open to those with type 1 diabetes or parents of children with type 1 diabetes.
Dr. Polonsky is President 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. Most recently, he received the American Diabetes Association’s 2014 Richard R. Rubin Award for distinguished contributions to behavioral medicine and psychology.

WHERE: CenCal Health
4050 Calle Real
Santa Barbara 93110

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
5:30-7 p.m.

HOW: To attend,RSVP to Pamme Mickelson at pmickelson@sansum.org.

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