Diabetes Distress is an emotional response to the day-to-day self-care responsibilities of being a diabetic. If not managed, it could progress to anxiety, depression and serious medical diabetes complications. The emotional aspect of having diabetes which is sometimes overlooked needs to be addressed at a larger scale, as it impacts compliance. This forum will begin with a brief review of the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. Following will be a panel presentation and rich discussion on the mental health aspects of diabetes as it affects family members and school performance among children. Religious implications and social determinants of health as it impacts compliance will be included. Additionally, success stories on how others have empowered themselves to gain control of this disease will be shared.
The ultimate goal is to help eradicate the disproportionately high number of minorities in our area with diabetes by bringing awareness to the physical, mental, spiritual and systemic problems that contribute to this problem. We encourage you to participate and share this information with others.
MOTA Grant Initiative Overview
Margaret Fowler, Grant Administrator
Diabetes Distress, Anxiety and Depression
Sonia Hinds, APRN, PMH-BC, Psychotherapist, Grant Director
Diabetes Distress among students
Corrine Hartsough, RN, BSN, Calvert County Public School Nurse
Role of Spirituality and Diabetes Distress
Alice Thompson, Rev., Chaplain, Calvert Health
How do I sign up? www.childrencenter.net - go to November calendar, click on Nov. 18, follow the instructions and you will receive the link for the webinar.
Having trouble registering? Call 410-414-9901 for assistance. Your call will be returned or send email to Barstow.email@example.com.