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August 9th Screenside Chat

So You're Managing Diabetes During a Pandemic?

with William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
Sunday, August 9th at 3 pm ET / noon PT

Join William Polonsky, PhD, CDE, President and Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, and CWD Board member and PWD, Kerri Sparling, for a discussion about managing diabetes and mental health during a global health crisis. Bring your questions to this live Q&A!

William Polonsky, PhD, CDE, 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. An active researcher in the field of behavioral diabetes, Dr. Polonsky has served on the editorial boards of Diabetes Care, Diabetes Forecast, Clinical Diabetes, Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Health. His most recent research projects have focused on quality of life in diabetes, diabetes-related distress and depression, hypoglycemic fear, adherence to cardiometabolic medications, glucose monitoring behavior and attitudes in people living with diabetes, physician and patient attitudes towards insulin and oral medications, group-based behavior change programs, 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. A licensed clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator, Dr. Polonsky has also 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).

This chat is being rescheduled.  We will notify the CWD family when a new date and time is selected.

Safe at School + COVID-19

with Crystal Woodward

This chat is being rescheduled.  We will notify the CWD family when a new date and time is selected.  Tune in to hear Crystal Woodward, Director of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)’s Safe at School initiative, discuss the rights of children with diabetes returning to school during the COVID-19 era.

Crystal Crismond Woodward is the Director of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)’s Safe at School initiative based at its Home Office in Alexandria, Virginia. Crystal is considered a national authority on the rights of students with diabetes and has spoken at conferences and forums throughout the United States and internationally on how to effectively advocate on behalf of students with diabetes, training hundreds of parent advocates, attorneys, and health care professionals. A parent of a child with diabetes, Crystal began her advocacy as a volunteer for ADA when she successfully led the effort to pass the first state diabetes school legislation in the country providing comprehensive coverage for students with diabetes in Virginia and has since worked tirelessly to pass Safe at School legislation in 30 states including the District of Columbia. Crystal is a contributor to many diabetes publications, is a member of the Virginia Diabetes Council and serves on a number of other diabetes and youth advisory boards and committees.

Now, more than ever, it's important to stay connected with your community. During these times when we can't get together in person, we'll connect via our own fireside chat-style webinars.

We'll be hosting webinars every other Sunday afternoon at 3 pm ET / noon PT.  Come hang out with the CWD staff and our slate of special guests!  Check back often for announcements of next webinars and even some pop-up hang outs!

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected, CWD family.  We're here for you, now and always.


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