ADEA Symposium: Novel and emerging psychological issues in preventing and managing diabetes-related complications — ASN Events
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Central A
Chairs: Ann Morris & Jane Speight


The aim of this symposium is to highlight recent research findings and emerging thinking regarding the psychological aspects of living with diabetes, with a particular focus on preventing and managing long-term complications.


The 2-hour seminar will include; 

  • 5 x 20 minute presentations
  • 1 x 20 minute panel discussion facilitated by symposium co-chair Ann Morris

Dr Jessica Browne - How big? Social stigma among adults with diabetes and its implications for diabetes self-management

Dr Gwyneth Rees - Visualising complications: lessons from a randomised trial of personalised eye consultations

Prof Jane Speight - Avoiding problematic hypoglycaemia: rethinking our focus on the long-term complications

Prof Helen Murphy - A psycho-technological approach to preventing adverse outcomes in pregnancy

Prof Timothy Skinner - Diabetes distress and depression: can we prevent them?

Panel Discussion

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about the findings of recent seminal studies
  • Acquire a psychological perspective on the development and management of diabetes-related complications
  • Learn what health professionals can do to support people with diabetes in preventing (or preventing progression of) complications

This symposium will be of interest to diabetes educators, endocrinologists, GPs, psychologists and other clinicians / researchers working in the field of diabetes.