Episode 22: BE AWESOME

Only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. Yikes! Here’s how you can be part of the 8%.

In this episode Corinna Cornejo and Sarah Edwards talk about Dr. Jody Stanislaw’s BE AWESOME formula — 9 principles for creating healthy habits that stick in the long run.

Dr. Jody Stanislaw received her doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine in 2007 from one of the top holistic medical schools in the country, Bastyr University. She has had Type 1 diabetes herself for 35 years. Ever since her diagnosis at the age of 7, she has wanted to be a model for and help others live a healthy and vibrant life in spite of diabetes….and that is exactly what she does! She has helped people all over the country not only lower their A1c, and focuses on helping patients increase their energy and feel better overall.

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Episode 19: Diabetes Distress

In this episode Corinna Cornejo and Sarah Edwards discuss Registered Dietitian Vai Jun Lam’s Master Chat on diabetes distress, how to identify it and respond effectively.

The chronic aspect of diabetes is not an easy pill to swallow.  The magnitude of its effects in an individual’s lifestyle can be both overwhelming and daunting, physically and emotionally.  Diabetes distress is the confluence of anxiety and depression that can result from the challenges of daily diabetes management.  This presentation aims to talk about the relationship between anxiety and diabetes management, as anxiety and stress go hand-in-hand and can potentially affect one’s quality of life.  In fact the combination of anxiety and diabetes can exacerbate symptoms, however signs of anxiety can often be overlooked by many people.  This presentation includes various helpful tips to manage anxiety along with diabetes, as well as ways to recognize anxiety in your own or a loved one’s life.

Based in Hong Kong, Vai Jun Lam (also known as VJ) is a registered dietitian who has worked with patients of multiple backgrounds and conditions.  Her areas of expertise include nutrition support and diabetes management.  After graduating from McGill University in Canada, she worked in a community center that focused on weight management for children.  For the past two years ago, she has been a founding part of a multidisciplinary diabetes care team in Hong Kong where she provides individual and group counseling in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.  Her great interest in diabetes led her to pursue a master’s degree at Teachers College Columbia University.

 

The Master Chat Series is an annual collaboration between TuDiabetes and Teacher’s College Columbia University’s Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management program.  This 36-credit inter-professional master’s program is offered to clinicians who are currently in or interested in the diabetes field. As part of a course requirement, students present ‘Master Chats’ on a variety of topics they have chosen based on discussions taking place in the TuDiabetes community. Master Chats include a short presentation followed by a Q and A, and are an opportunity not only for TuDiabetes members to learn from students in this program, but also to give feedback to them in an effort to help them be the best care-givers they can be!

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Master Chat Series: Diabetes Distress and the Emotional Side of Diabetes

The chronic aspect of diabetes is not an easy pill to swallow.  The magnitude of its effects in an individual’s lifestyle can be both overwhelming and daunting, physically and emotionally.  Diabetes distress is the confluence of anxiety and depression that can result from the challenges of daily diabetes management.  This presentation aims to talk about the relationship between anxiety and diabetes management, as anxiety and stress go hand-in-hand and can potentially affect one’s quality of life.  In fact the combination of anxiety and diabetes can exacerbate symptoms, however signs of anxiety can often be overlooked by many people.  This presentation includes various helpful tips to manage anxiety along with diabetes, as well as ways to recognize anxiety in your own or a loved one’s life.

Based in Hong Kong, Vai Jun Lam (also known as VJ) is a registered dietitian who has worked with patients of multiple backgrounds and conditions.  Her areas of expertise include nutrition support and diabetes management.  After graduating from McGill University in Canada, she worked in a community center that focused on weight management for children.  For the past two years ago, she has been a founding part of a multidisciplinary diabetes care team in Hong Kong where she provides individual and group counseling in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.  Her great interest in diabetes led her to pursue a master’s degree at Teachers College Columbia University.

The Master Chat Series is an annual collaboration between TuDiabetes and Teacher’s College Columbia University’s Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management program.  This 36-credit inter-professional master’s program is offered to clinicians who are currently in or interested in the diabetes field. As part of a course requirement, students present ‘Master Chats’ on a variety of topics they have chosen based on discussions taking place in the TuDiabetes community. Master Chats include a short presentation followed by a Q and A, and are an opportunity not only for TuDiabetes members to learn from students in this program, but also to give feedback to them in an effort to help them be the best care-givers they can be!


Master Chat Series: Diabetes Burnout and How Your Healthcare Team Can Help

Download Esther’s slides here:  Diabetes Burnout

Diabetes is a chronic disease, and sometimes people with diabetes feel overwhelmed and discouraged by the many roles and responsibilities involved with managing diabetes. Sometimes they become disillusioned and discouraged, and engage in behaviors that put them at risk for developing complications. This combination of feelings and behaviors are termed “diabetes burnout”.

This talk by Esther Igu, RN, MS, examines factors that contribute to diabetes burnout, including what role the healthcare team may play in perpetuating diabetes burnout, and what strategies can be implemented to address burnout by the patient, and in what ways the healthcare team can facilitate managing burnout in patients with diabetes.

Esther lives in San Francisco, where she works as an inpatient nurse on a step-down unit. She has been a nurse for ten years and previously worked as a diabetes educator in a community hospital. Esther is interested in the factors that lead to diabetes burnout and strategies to prevent and address it.

The Master Chat Series is an annual collaboration between TuDiabetes and Teacher’s College Columbia University’s Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management program. This 36-credit inter-professional master’s program is offered to clinicians who are currently in or interested in the diabetes field. As part of a course requirement, students present ‘Master Chats’ on a variety of topics they have chosen based on discussions taking place in the TuDiabetes community. Master Chats include a short presentation followed by a Q and A, and are an opportunity not only for TuDiabetes members to learn from students in this program, but also to give feedback to them in an effort to help them be the best care-givers they can be!


Episode 10: Dealing With Diabetes Burnout

Diabetes burnout is real. This week Corinna and Mike discuss their experiences with burnout and we play an interview we did with Author Ginger Vieira. Ginger wrote the book Dealing With Diabetes Burnout: How to recharge and get back on track when you feel frustrated and overwhelmed living with diabetes. Her book is an inspiring and empowering guide to managing the daily work and pressure of diabetes management.

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TuDiabetes Live interview with Eliot LeBow, Psychotherapist working with PWD

Eliot LeBow LCSW, CDE has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1977 and is a specialist in Diabetes-Focused Psychotherapy. He has a thriving psychotherapy practice in New York City and online via Skype Session’s. LeBow, treats the many diverse cognitive, behavioral, and emotional needs of people living with, Type I and Type II Diabetes.

As a presenter, Mr. LeBow has presented on the emotional issues facing people with diabetes for multiple diabetes organizations including The Joslin Research Center, JDRF, ADA and the AADE at their annual conferences. In his free time, he founded and presently runs DiabeticTalks, a large online platform designed to help people living with diabetes.

Diabetes-Focused Psychotherapy takes a holistic approach combining traditional talk therapy with diabetes education and management help. It addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of living life with diabetes while still addressing other non-diabetes related life problems to create a unique holistic approach to help people with diabetes thrive.

“My goal is to help people manage the physical and emotional aspects of living with diabetes. My passion lies in helping people with diabetes live a capable, powerful life—with less suffering, and filled with all the joy of the human experience.”


TuDiabetes Live interview with Dr. William Polonsky

Dr. Polonsky is CEO 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.

A licensed clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator, he has served on the editorial boards of Diabetes Care, Diabetes Forecast, Clinical Diabetes, Diabetes Self-
Management and Diabetes Health. In addition to his many diabetes-related professional publications, he is 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).

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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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TuDiabetes Live Interview with Dr. Alan Jacobson "Diabetes and Depression"

Alan M. Jacobson received his M.D. from the University of Chicago Medical School. He has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School since 1973, and is now Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry. He started the Joslin Diabetes Center’s Behavioral Research and Clinical Mental Health Programs and later became Chief Medical Officer of the Joslin Clinic- a multi-specialty group practice.

In 2009 Dr Jacobson moved to Winthrop University Hospital, where he became Chief Research Officer and Director of its new Research Institute and Center for Diabetes Research. As CRO, he is charged with integrating research with Winthrop’s clinical and educational missions, centralizing research activities, developing effective strategies to maximize external funding and building research throughout the hospital. In this capacity, he will oversee the establishment of a strong diabetes-oriented research program.

He has served as the Principal Investigator for the Joslin Diabetes Center’s Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)/ Epidemiology of Diabetes Control and Complications (EDIC) site and directs the behavioral science component of the DCCT/EDIC study. He has published over 150 papers and articles on topics related to his research and clinical activities. He has been funded continuously for the last 30 years by a series of grants from the National Institutes of Health, and is currently funded by three NIH grants.
Description of Research Interests/Activities
Dr. Jacobson’s investigations focus on the psychological aspects of diabetes. His studies have examined the impact of diabetes on the structure, chemistry and function of the central nervous system; the quality of life of patients and their families; the effects of psychological and social factors on the course and outcomes of diabetes; and the development of psychological and medical interventions to improve outcomes of diabetes.
He is currently studying:
• The long-term effects of type 1 diabetes on cognitive functioning and health-related quality of life as part of the long term follow-up of the DCCT cohort.
• The impart of T1DM on urologic complications
• The acute and chronic effects of T1DM and hyperglycemic and glutamate using MRI
• The impact of T2DM in humans on functional connectivity of the brain’s default network as a possible early biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease
• Effects of insulin resistance on brain functioning and structure

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