Dasman Diabetes Institute hosted Melinda Maryniuk, Med, RD, CDE, Director Clinical Education Programs, from Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA, who presented a lecture entitled: “Strategies for Behavior Change in Diabetes Education: Tools You Can Use”. The lecture took place on 6th of February 2011 at the Dasman Diabetes Institute’s auditorium. In this presentation, Dr. Maryniuk spoke about Identifying Gaps and Challenges in Providing Diabetes Care and Education, and discussed other important topics

Dasman Diabetes Institute hosted Melinda Maryniuk, Med, RD, CDE, Director Clinical Education Programs, from Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA, who presented a lecture entitled: “Strategies for Behavior Change in Diabetes Education: Tools You Can Use”.

The lecture took place on 6th of February 2011 at the Dasman Diabetes Institute’s auditorium. In this presentation, Dr. Maryniuk spoke about Identifying Gaps and Challenges in Providing Diabetes Care and Education, and discussed other important topics as follows:

– The Joslin Diabetes Center Approach to Diabetes Care

– Defining Joslin Care

– Joslin’s Assumptions to Care

– Joslin Clinical Guidelines

– Tools that facilitate behavior change

– The role of the TEAM in diabetes care

– Communication Skills

– Listening

– Empowerment

– Motivational Interviewing

– Collaboration and Goal Setting Skills

– SMART Goals

– Defining Implementation Intentions

– Application for Practice

The lecture was attended by many healthcare professionals from different clinics and hospitals in Kuwait. The lecture was as usual followed by presentation of certificates of attendance with CME credits.