Psychology and Diabetes Management

Published: May 5th, 2017

Category: Recent News, Students

Type 1 Diabetes: Management, Adherence, and the Role of Psychology (Friday Colloquium, May 12 2017, 12 pm, Communicore C1-4)

University of Florida  Department of Clinical & Health Psychology Intern Research Series

When and Where: Friday Colloquium, May 12, 2017 ~ 12:00 PM, Communicore Room C1-4

Title: Type 1 Diabetes: Management, Adherence, and the Role of Psychology

Speakers: Sarah C. Westen, MS

Summary: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic autoimmune disease commonly diagnosed in childhood. Treatment involves complex daily management of blood glucose levels which includes repetitive glucose monitoring, carbohydrate counting, and insulin dose adjustment; given this, adherence to treatment is often suboptimal. This talk will describe the complex treatment regimen and discuss psychology’s role in pediatric T1D treatment and research..

For questions regarding Friday Colloquia please contact marsiske@phhp.ufl.edu