Coping with Emotional & Behavioral Aspects of Diabetes Premieres November 25th

Dealing with the diagnosis of diabetes and the details of daily life that come along with it can be overwhelming. Finding balance is essential to healthy living. Clinical psychologist Dr. Bill Polonsky joins our host Dr. Steven Edelman to discuss common emotional pitfalls that get in the way of diabetes management, and what can be […]

Dealing with the diagnosis of diabetes and the details of daily life that come along with it can be overwhelming. Finding balance is essential to healthy living. Clinical psychologist Dr. Bill Polonsky joins our host Dr. Steven Edelman to discuss common emotional pitfalls that get in the way of diabetes management, and what can be done about them.

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Dr. William H. Polonsky, PhD, CDE is the founder and president of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute as well as an Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University and has served as Chairman of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators, Senior Psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is an active researcher in behavioral diabetes, with his most recent projects focusing on the utility of home blood glucose monitoring in type 2 diabetes, the emotional and behavioral consequences of being diagnosed with diabetes, and the value of diabetes self-management support training for health care professionals.

Dr. Polonsky 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. A licensed clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator, he has also authored Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can’t Take it Anymore, a book for patients published by the American Diabetes Association.

Fit to Eat Tip – Curbing Carb Calories

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!
Be aware of high calorie bread choices. Muffins, bagels, croissants and biscuits have significantly more…

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!

Be aware of high calorie bread choices. Muffins, bagels, croissants and biscuits have significantly more calories than a slice or two of whole grain bread or toast. Add butter or margarine sparingly.

Get Your Move on Tip – Glucose Monitoring

TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Larry Verity has a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit. Monitor your blood glucose before and after exercise! WHY? So that you can understand how your body responds to certain amounts of physical activity. Also, monitoring blood glucose helps to reduce hypoglycemia and identifies when blood […]


TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Larry Verity has a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit.

Monitor your blood glucose before and after exercise! WHY? So that you can understand how your body responds to certain amounts of physical activity. Also, monitoring blood glucose helps to reduce hypoglycemia and identifies when blood glucose may be significantly elevated. This knowledge helps you make better choices and increases behaviors that can help avoid the consequences of not knowing what your blood glucose level is.

TCOYD: Sex and Diabetes Premieres October 28th

People with diabetes can experience sexual problems, but few have the courage to seek medical attention. These problems can be early signs of underlying serious medical issues. Noted sexual medicine expert Dr. Irwin Goldstein joins our host Dr. Steven Edelman to discuss this sensitive topic and what options are available for the most common concerns. […]

People with diabetes can experience sexual problems, but few have the courage to seek medical attention. These problems can be early signs of underlying serious medical issues. Noted sexual medicine expert Dr. Irwin Goldstein joins our host Dr. Steven Edelman to discuss this sensitive topic and what options are available for the most common concerns.

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Dr. Irwin Goldstein has been involved with sexual dysfunction research since the late 1970′s. His interests include penile microvascular bypass surgery, surgery for dyspareunia, physiologic investigation of sexual function in men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction in men and women. He has authored more than 325 publications in the field of sexual dysfunction, with 20 consecutive years of funding by the National Institutes of Health in this area. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the official journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, its regional affiliate societies, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. Dr. Goldstein has relocated to San Diego where he is Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California at San Diego and Director of San Diego Sexual Medicine where he maintains his clinical practice.

Dr. Goldstein holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University, with an honors thesis in biomedical engineering. In 1975, he graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in his hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was on the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine for 25 years where he was Professor of Urology and Gynecology and founding Director of the former Institute for Sexual Medicine at BUSM. Dr. Goldstein is currently President of The Institute for Sexual Medicine, Inc., a charitable corporation for education and research in the field. He is Secretary of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, a former President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, a board member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine and a member of the International Academy of Sex Research, the American Urological Association, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease. Dr. Goldstein is a 2009 winner of the Gold Medal awarded by the World Association for Sexual Health in recognition of his lifetime contributions to the field.

Fit to Eat Tip – Good Stuff on the Go

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet! On the go all day? Nothing faster for nourishing your body and brain than a almond or peanut butter and fruit spread sandwich on whole grain bread and a piece of fresh […]

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!

On the go all day? Nothing faster for nourishing your body and brain than a almond or peanut butter and fruit spread sandwich on whole grain bread and a piece of fresh fruit. Add a low fat cheese stick and a bottle of water or unsweetened tea for a meal that will keep you going for hours!