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Module 4: Effectively Addressing Emotional Barriers to Diabetes Self-Management
Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia Module 4 - 2021
Module 4: Effectively Addressing Emotional Barriers to Diabetes Self-Management

Note: Participants have until December 31, 2022 to complete this module.

This presentation will explore the impact of psychosocial factors on a person with type 2 diabetes achieving glycemic targets and outcomes through day to day self-management. Focus will be on tools and techniques for assessing attitudes, beliefs, and expectations for medical management and outcomes in persons with type 2 diabetes. Resources for assessing diabetes distress, depression, and anxiety, along with tips for integrating support mechanisms into the diabetes care team workflow will be covered.

Instructor: Susan Guzman, PhD 

Learning Objectives:

  • Increased understanding of the impact of emotional and social factors on diabetes self-care
  • Improved ability to identify and distinguish between depression and diabetes distress in people with type 2 diabetes
  • Ability to identify the components of a successful plan to address emotional barriers impacting diabetes self-care.

About Instructor:

Susan Guzman, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in diabetes. She is the co-founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI), the first non-profit organization devoted to the emotional and behavioral aspects of living with diabetes. At BDI, she serves as the Director of Clinical Education, developing and leading programs for people with diabetes and healthcare professionals. Her clinical and research focus areas include overcoming real-life barriers to living well with diabetes.
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Dec 31, 2022
Cost: Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $15.00
Credit Offered:
0.75 CME Credit
0.75 ABIM-MOC Point
0.75 ACPE Credit
0.75 ANCC Credit
0.75 AAPA Credit
0.75 CDR Credit
0.75 COP Credit
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