Psyching Out Diabetes: Bill Polonsky, Ph.D. at TEDxDelMar


Our theme for TEDxDelMar 2011 was “A Search For A Cure”. In this talk, Dr. Polonsky gives us his talk entitled “Psyching Out Diabetes”

Dr. Polonsky is CEO and Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the world’s first organization dedicated to tackling the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes. A licensed clinical psychologist, certified diabetes educator and associate clinical professor in Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, he has served on the editorial boards of numerous professional and lay publications, including Diabetes Care, Diabetes Forecast, Clinical Diabetes, Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Health. In addition to his professional and research publications, he isprobably best known as the the author of Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can’t Take it Anymore, a popular book for patients published by the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Polonsky received his PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University and has served as Senior Psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Chairman of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.

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