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Current Interview: Dickinson & Guzman

Diabetes in Control speaks with top endocrinologists and other medical professionals to bring you the latest in diabetes news and research. This week, we have another exclusive interview from ADA 2017.

SusanGuzmanJaneDickinsonJane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDE, left, is a nurse and certified diabetes educator who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1975. Jane is the Program Director and faculty for the solely online Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management program at Teachers College Columbia University. Jane is passionate about the language of diabetes and the impact messages have on people living with diabetes. She has published articles, frequently speaks about, and conducts research on language and diabetes. Susan Guzman, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in diabetes. Her clinical and research focus areas include overcoming barriers to management, family issues, and promoting attitudes that support living well with diabetes, from diagnosis throughout the lifespan. Dr. Guzman is co-founder and Director of Clinical/Educational Services at the Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI), the first nonprofit organization devoted to the emotional and behavioral aspects of living with diabetes.

Featured videos include:

Pt.1: Language of Diabetes

Pt.2: Words That Cause Problems for People with Diabetes

Pt.3: Changing the Language of Diabetes

Pt.4: Other Organizations Concerned with Diabetes-Related Language

Pt.5: Final Thoughts and Key Points

or view the complete interview with Susan Guzman and Jane Dickinson here: Complete Interview.

To read the transcript of the full interview, click here.