KiDS online event - Diabetes and mental health: challenges for students and families

Last update: 02/11/2022

Date: October 25, 14:00-15:30 CEST

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Living with diabetes can be emotionally and mentally demanding. As a chronic condition that requires continuous self-management, it can sometimes be stressful, challenging and frustrating. In addition, the misconceptions surrounding diabetes can lead to stigma and discrimination against people living with it.

IDF and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) hosted an online event that provided an opportunity to learn about the role of diabetes education and support to ensure the wellbeing of children and adolescents living with diabetes and their families.

This online event was moderated by Prof Gun Försander, ISPAD member and Head of the Diabetes Department Västra Götaland Region (Sweden).

Speakers included:

  • Dr Nataša Bratina, ISPAD member and Pediatric Endocrinologist, University Children Hospital of Llujbla (Slovenia)
  • Prof Alan Delamater, PhD, ISPAD member and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology, University of Miami (USA)
  • Mr Naser Altooblani, IDF Young Leader in Diabetes and high-school teacher (Bahrain)
  • Ms Thapi Semenya, IDF Young Leader in Diabetes and person living with bipolar disorder (South Africa)
  • Ms Lucila Gomes, IDF Blue Circle Voices member and mother of a child living with type 1 diabetes (Brazil)

Download the webinar agendathe speaker bios and the slides

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