How to Assess Diabetes Distress
In this episode of BDI Briefs, I talk with Dr. Bill Polonsky and Dr. Susan Guzman about assessing diabetes distress. They share some history and evolution of the recommended assessment tools for different segments of people with diabetes. We also discussed the Diabetes Distress Assessment & Resource Center, a free and confidential website built to help people with diabetes and clinicians learn more about diabetes distress and provide access to validated scales and measures to assess diabetes distress. (Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog)
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - May 18, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Interview with Stefany Shaheen: Revolutionizing diabetes care through cell therapies
I had the extraordinary opportunity to chat with Stefany Shaheen, the Chief Strategy Officer of Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) and BioFab USA, about the transformative potential of cell therapies for individuals living with diabetes. Stefany shared her remarkable journey, insights on cell therapies' current status, approval challenges, and how the diabetes community can contribute to advancing research in this field. (Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog)
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - April 1, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Interview with Stefany Shaheen: Revolutionizing diabetes care through cell therapies
I had the extraordinary opportunity to chat with Stefany Shaheen, the Chief Strategy Officer of Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) and BioFab USA, about the transformative potential of cell therapies for individuals living with diabetes. Stefany shared her remarkable journey, insights on cell therapies’ current status, approval challenges, and how the diabetes community can contribute to advancing research in this field. A few months before this discussion with Stefany, I had the opportunity to hear Dean Kamen speak at the recent ...
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - April 1, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

FREE safe driving program for teens with diabetes
Sharing an AWESOME opportunity for teens with diabetes near Chandler, AZ on Saturday, March 2! The professionals at Radford Racing School are helping JDNL host the upcoming Check B4U Drive - 2024 session - a safe driving clinic for teens with diabetes! (Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog)
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - February 1, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

FREE safe driving program for teens with diabetes
Free event for T1D teens! A safe driving program specifically designed for teens with diabetes on March 2, 2024 near Phoenix, ZA Register FREE! Download (PDF, 787KB) The post FREE safe driving program for teens with diabetes appeared first on Scott's Diabetes. (Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog)
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - February 1, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

How to make the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes less difficult
This episode of BDI Briefs explores the emotional side of type 2 diabetes diagnosis with Dr. Polonsky and Dr. Guzman. It is a critical moment that can reverberate for years and set the tone for diabetes management. We emphasize the need for healthcare providers to address the strong negative emotions patients face, encourage hope, and provide resources like the "Don't Freak Out Booklet" to hopefully create a better diagnosis experience for people with diabetes. (Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog)
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - February 1, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

How to make the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes less difficult
Conclusion Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is undoubtedly an overwhelming experience. However, healthcare providers can make a significant difference by acknowledging and addressing the emotional challenges. Engaging in collaborative conversations, offering support, and providing helpful resources can empower people to manage their diabetes and see it is possible to live a long and healthy life with diabetes.Thanks for joining us today, and remember – you are not alone in your diabetes journey. ...
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - February 1, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

A talk with Andy Bell on thriving with diabetes
Andy Bell, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 14, shares his story of resilience, navigating life beyond diabetes to become a personal trainer, JDRF employee, law enforcement officer, black belt in jiu-jitsu, yoga instructor, father, and more. Recently diagnosed with another autoimmune disease, Addison's, Andy continues to embody determination and hope. Join me to learn more about his fascinating story. (Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog)
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - January 26, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

A talk with Andy Bell on thriving with diabetes
Andy Bell:Experiencing diabetes beyond just numbers I recently had the privilege of catching up with Andy Bell. A good friend and part of the diabetes community, Andy shared his story, which is packed with perseverance and resilience.Andy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1994 at the age of 14. His experience, like that of many others living with diabetes, has been a rollercoaster ride. During our conversation, Andy touched on his diagnosis story, how living with diabetes has impacted his life, his unique career path, and how he manages now that he...
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - January 26, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Deconstructing diabetes stigma: A panel discussion
I am thrilled to share a thought-provoking panel discussion about diabetes stigma. The panel discussion aimed to shed light on the misconceptions and challenges faced by people living with diabetes. Our goal was to create a safe space to come together and discuss ongoing efforts and strategies to combat the stigma associated with diabetes. (Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog)
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - January 4, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Deconstructing diabetes stigma: A panel discussion
In conclusion, the discussion was an enriching and eye-opening event, bringing together passionate individuals dedicated to challenging the stigma around diabetes. By amplifying our voices and working together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of those touched by diabetes.Visit enddiabetesstigma.org and become a part of the movement for change. If you’d like to get involved in spreading more awareness about this, reach out to Dennis and/or leave a comment here.  Full transcript and show notes ...
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - January 4, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Understanding the difference between diabetes distress and depression
In this episode of BDI Briefs, I had the privilege of discussing diabetes distress versus depression with Dr. Bill Polonsky and Dr. Susan Guzman. In our conversation, we explored the misconception that people with diabetes are automatically at an increased risk of depression, highlighting that diabetes distress is a more prevalent issue. (Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog)
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - December 27, 2023 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Understanding the difference between diabetes distress and depression
In conclusion, it is essential to differentiate between diabetes distress and depression to provide people with the correct support and intervention. While depression rates among people with diabetes are not as high as previously believed, diabetes distress is remarkably prevalent. Recognizing the distinction between these two emotional challenges empowers healthcare professionals and individuals alike to manage their emotional well-being more effectively. You already know that living with diabetes is a continuous journey, and it is normal to struggle emotionally along the way. But by understand...
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - December 27, 2023 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Ginger Vieira – Exercise with Type 1 Diabetes
I had the pleasure of speaking with Ginger Vieira, an incredible individual living with type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, and fibromyalgia. We discussed her new book, Exercise with Type 1 Diabetes, and the challenges people with diabetes face when exercising. Ginger's ability to break down complex topics into digestible information is truly a gift. Her book provides practical strategies for managing blood sugar levels during exercise. With Ginger's guidance, you can learn to exercise more confidently with diabetes. (Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog)
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - December 20, 2023 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Ginger Vieira – Exercise with Type 1 Diabetes
In conclusion, Ginger Vieira’s book, Exercise with Type 1 Diabetes (affiliate link), is a must-read for anyone with diabetes who wants to incorporate exercise into their daily routine. Ginger’s expertise and personal experiences make this book a valuable resource for understanding the impact of exercise on blood sugar levels and managing diabetes effectively. With practical tips and a supportive approach, Ginger empowers readers to take control of their health and enjoy the benefits of exercise. Don’t miss out on this concise and informative guide! ...
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - December 20, 2023 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs