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Why psychosocial care matters

In recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the EASD's Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes study group

Interview on type 1 diabetes management

...It is an underappreciated problem that comes back and impacts one's ability to do their self-care. There are exceptions to that. But I think that that is a big, big deal. 



Irl Hirsch, Professor of Medicine, WA, USA



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Irl Hirsch

Interview on type 2 diabetes management

This is a disease that is linked to lifestyle, to obesity, to exercise […] a lot of the agents that we use to treat type 2 diabetes give weight gain, whereas we need weight loss...



Chantal Mathieu, Professor of Medicine, Belgium



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Chantal Mathieu

Interview on pediatric diabetes management

...It's relentless, and attending to the psychological needs of children, and their parents, and family are very, very important... [psychological care] should be a part of every child and adolescent's diabetes care.



David Maahs, Professor of Pediatrics, CA, USA


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David Maahs

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To mark 25 years of the EASD’s Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes study group, we highlight the critical role of psychosocial issues in the care of people with diabetes, look at the latest knowledge in key areas, and explore their impact on clinical care in a series of podcasts.


Episode 1

🎙️ Why psychosocial care matters: The role of the PSAD

To begin our podcast series marking the 25th anniversary of the PSAD, we talk to founder Frank Snoek about its history and achievements, and the changing profile of psychosocial research in diabetes care.

Episode 2

🎙️ Why psychosocial care matters: Diabetes distress

William Polonsky talks about how diabetes distress affects the wellbeing and glucose management of people with diabetes, and what healthcare professionals can do to help.

Episode 3

🎙️ Why psychosocial care matters: The psychological impact of hypoglycemia

Christel Hendrieckx talks about the psychological consequences of hypoglycemia in people with diabetes.

Episode 4

🎙️ Why psychosocial care matters: Considerations when working with people using diabetes technology

Thomas Kubiak discusses the psychosocial considerations when working with people using diabetes technology to manage their diabetes.

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