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#16 - Diabetes and Emotional Health with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Bill Polonsky

Diabetes is an overwhelming condition and emotional issues are extremely common for people dealing with diabetes day in and day out. So why is emotional health rarely discussed as it relates to diabetes? We’re sitting down with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Bill Polonsky to talk about the most common emotional issues people living with diabetes face, how to identify diabetes distress vs. depression, and what you can do if you’re feeling overwhelmed dealing with your diabetes.
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Diabetes and Emotional Health – Clinical Psychologist Dr. Bill Polonsky

Questions We’ll Cover in This Episode:
•  What are the most common emotional issues for people with type 1?
•  What are the most common emotional issues for people with type 2?
•  What are common barriers people face to seeking emotional support?
•  What is diabetes distress and how does it differ from depression?
•  What can I do if I’m feeling overwhelmed?
•  How can I help as a loved one of someone with diabetes?
•  What can I do if I don’t have access to a mental health professional who knows about diabetes?

Video Vault: https://tcoyd.org/tcoyd-video-vault/

American Diabetes Association Mental Health Registry: https://professional.diabetes.org/mhp_listing

TCOYD Diabetes Support Groups
Type 1:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/524361121705572/
Type 2: https://www.facebook.com/groups/380141556250464/
Type 3 (Loved Ones):  https://www.facebook.com/groups/375866213041029/

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#16 - Diabetes and Emotional Health with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Bill Polonsky
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