Please join us at our upcoming webinar...
Diabetes and Mental Health
Friday, October 23rd from 9AM-11:10AM. 2 CE Credits.
Please see the Program Brochure for full details.
Presented by Dr. Doug Tynan
Target Audience: The DPA plans and promotes programs serving the continuing educational needs of psychologists and professionals across a variety of disciplines. Through the provision of high quality programming, the DPA hopes to support psychologists and other mental health professionals in their commitment to provide ethical, culturally sensitive and competent services to our community.
Program Description: With the spread of the COVID19 virus, people with diabetes are at high risk for serious illness, and subject to the highest levels of stress. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects over 30 million people in the United States and people with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from depression or anxiety. Successful treatment of diabetes involves adherence to a regimen involving food, activity, sleep, blood testing, and medication. This workshop reviews the underlying physiology and treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and describes common behavioral issues including health care management, stress, and mental health concerns associated with diabetes, particularly at this time of additional health and mental health sequellae of COVID19.
1. Define the two major types of diabetes.
2. Delineate the roles of exercise, food, glucose monitoring, and medication in the treatment of diabetes.
3. Define the most common types of mental health disorders that occur more frequently in people with diabetes.
Presenter: W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., American Diabetes Association. Dr. Tynan established one of the first comprehensive psycho-social programs for children with diabetes at Childrens National Health System and went on to develop programs in integrated primary care with Nemours Ai duPont system. He is a founding co-editor of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, and currently coordinates mental health education for the ADA.