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Type 1 Diabetes and Challenges Across the Lifespan

January 04, 2023

Episode 65

 
Linda Siminerio and Jill Weissberg-Benchell

In this episode, host Aaron Lohr looks back at the Endocrine Society’s Type 1 Diabetes Fellows Conference, which occurred last year, with two conference presenters talking about developmental challenges in type 1 diabetes, including psychological and social, across the lifespan. Our guests are Linda Siminerio, PhD, professor of medicine at University of Pittsburgh and executive director of the university’s Diabetes Institute, and Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University. Dr. Siminerio’s presentation was titled, “Identifying and Confronting Challenging Transitions.” Dr. Weissberg-Benchell’s presentation was titled, “Developmental Perspectives in the Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes.” Thanks to the conference’s supporters who have made this episode possible through unrestricted, educational grants: Abbott Laboratories, Dexcom, Insulet, Lilly, Medtronic, Novo Nordisk, PreventionBio, and Tandem Diabetes Care. Editor’s note: this interview was recorded in 2022.


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