Sometimes the answer to helping improve diabetes outcomes is beyond balancing insulin doses, food, and exercise. This can lead healthcare professionals to feel they have hit a roadblock. Explore how to teach resilience and use technology advances with CGM to break through mental-health barriers to improving diabetes management.

Learning objectives:

  1. Explore the mental-health challenges in diabetes and how they are related to glycemic outcomes
  2. Discuss practical approaches to apply in everyday practice that can help people overcome fears and anxieties common for many people living with diabetes
  3. Examine strategies in the use of diabetes technology and CGM that help to minimize the mental health burden and achieve positive results

Michelle Sorensen, B.A.H, M.Ed., Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist, Founder Resiliency Clinic

Michelle Sorensen, the founder of the Resiliency Clinic, is a registered clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience providing psychological services for a wide range of personal problems. These include anxiety and depression, interpersonal issues, and coping with chronic illness… View Speaker’s Full Bio

Gabrielle Schmid, RD, CDE, CPT

Gabrielle is a diabetes educator, registered dietitian and certified pump trainer with LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology in Ottawa. She connects with families and children living with type 1 diabetes through the JDRF and volunteers with CHEO to help bridge the gap between diabetes care and youth living with type 1 diabetes… View Speaker’s Full Bio