AUDIO AND VIDEO MATERIALS

Presentations for people with type 1 diabetes

Search for a Cure (2011)
Dr. Polonsky’s presentation at the “Search for a Cure” TEDx Del Mar event where clinicians and researchers share research and real life experiences with others involved in the search. Dr. Polonsky presented on the emotional and behavioral issues involved in managing diabetes, and outlined BDI’s understanding of the approaches used by people who live well with diabetes.

Taking Control of Your Diabetes: Lifestyle Modifications (2011)
Dr. Polonsky discusses with Dr. Steve Edelman, and a patient with diabetes, how this patient made manageable changes in her lifestyle to improve her diabetes management. Common barriers are discussed, as well as everyday solution ideas.

Coping with Emotional and Behavioral Aspects of Diabetes (2010)
A November 2010 TCOYD interview of Dr. Polonsky by Dr. Edelman on topics such as feelings of distress common with diabetes, and diabetes etiquette.

Extreme Diabetes Makeover (2010)
Seven people with diabetes worked with a “Dream Team” of diabetes experts to improve (makeover) their diabetes self-care. This video series premiered in November 2010 and follows the journeys of the 7 as they face common issues in diabetes management.

The Psychological Side of Type 1 Diabetes. (2008)
The theme for TEDxDelMar 2011 was “A Search For A Cure”. In this talk, Dr. Polonsky gives us his talk entitled “Psyching Out Diabetes.”

Presentations for people with type 2 diabetes

Being Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes: A Panel of Patients Discusses Their Emotional Experiences
Watch this panel of people with type 2 diabetes discuss how they felt and reacted to their diagnosis of type 2. The panel is moderated by Dr. Lawrence Fisher, Director of Research for BDI. This event was sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company.

Dealing with a Diabetes Diagnosis – Don’t Freak Out
Being told you have type 2 diabetes can be scary and overwhelming – but it does not have to be. Dr. Bill Polonsky discusses with Dr. Edelman the booklet “Don’t Freak Out,” which takes the guesswork out of managing care and gives a clear plan of action to the newly diagnosed.

Diabetes Burnout – From Discouraged to Encouraged
Watch BDI’s Dr. Susan Guzman’s presentation on why diabetes can be so discouraging. Dr. Guzman offers strategies that people with diabetes can use to help keep them motivated. This presentation was delivered at the George Hegstrom Annual Diabetes Symposium, Mary Greeley Health Center.

Taking Control of Your Diabetes: Lifestyle Modifications
Dr. Polonsky discusses with Dr. Edelman how the pressures of daily life, compounded by added medical conditions often associated with diabetes, can make good management a constant struggle. They also talk with diabetes patient Celeste Kelley about the obstacles that often stand in the way of good diabetes management and what can be done to overcome them.

Coping with Emotional and Behavioral Aspects of Diabetes (2010)
Dr. Polonsky discusses with Dr. Edelman, common feelings of distress among people with diabetes and some ways to overcome those feelings. The two psychologists also discuss diabetes etiquette.

Extreme Diabetes Makeover
Seven people with diabetes worked with a “Dream Team” of diabetes experts to improve (makeover) their diabetes self-care. This video series premiered in November 2010 and follows the journeys of the 7 as they face common issues in diabetes management.

A New Approach to Blood Glucose Monitoring (2009)
BDI’s Dr. Polonsky he helps two people with diabetes to discover a new, more useful approach to blood glucose monitoring.

Presentations for parents of children or teens with diabetes

 The Psychological Side of Type 1 Diabetes. (2008)
The theme for TEDxDelMar 2011 was “A Search For A Cure”. In this talk, Dr. Polonsky gives us his talk entitled “Psyching Out Diabetes.”

Presentations for spouses or partners of people with diabetes

The Psychological Side of Type 1 Diabetes. (2008)
The theme for TEDxDelMar 2011 was “A Search For A Cure”. In this talk, Dr. Polonsky gives us his talk entitled “Psyching Out Diabetes.”

Presentations for health care professionals

How do you talk with your patients about their A1C results?
Watch this Johnson & Johnson Clinical Answers video where Dr. Edelman and Dr. Polonsky discuss and present an effective method for conducting this potentially powerful conversation.  You must register (at no cost) to view the video.

Doctors Can Aid Patients’ Self-Management Through Personalized Communication of Metabolic Results (2009)
Watch the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Disease training podcast, “Self-care behaviors for your diabetes patients”, by BDI’s Dr. Polonsky, who provides simple strategies doctors can use with their patients to help get patients involved in their self-care.

Motivational Interviewing and Diabetes (2006)
Watch the California Healthcare Foundation’s training video, “Techniques for Effective Patient Self-Management”, hosted by BDI’s Dr. Polonsky.

Behavioral Strategies for Enhancing Diabetes Self-Management (2007)
Watch Dr. Polonsky’s presentation, “New Tools to Assist Non-insulin Treated Patients,” at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Amsterdam, 2007.

The Psychological Side of Type 1 Diabetes. (2008)
The theme for TEDxDelMar 2011 was “A Search For A Cure”. In this talk, Dr. Polonsky gives us his talk entitled “Psyching Out Diabetes.”

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Simple Strategies for Promoting Positive Behavior Change in Diabetes (2009)

Dr. Polonsky presents effective strategies for working with patients who are struggling to follow recommendations and meet goals for their diabetes management.

Improving Diabetes Management (2009)
Dr. John Piette presents factors impacting why people don’t take their medications, and offers ways doctors can help increase their patient’s adherence.

Treating Depression in Diabetes (2008)

This presentation portrays the results of a study by Paul Ciechanowski, MD, MPH about the effects of depression on diabetes management, ways doctors can identify depression in their patients, and strategies to help the patient.

Eating Disorders and Diabetes: Dia-bulimia and Beyond (2008)
Dr. Ann Goebel-Fabbri presents research and case studies on women with type 1 and bulimia, and offers suggestions for how to work with those patients.

Influence of Patient Health Beliefs (2007)
Watch Dr. William Polonsky’s presentation at the 2007 ADA Annual Scientific Sessions (Session: Enhancing Patient-Provider Communication for Self-Management). (Note: this item requires purchase if the user is not an ADA professional member.)