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Free Educational Webinar: How Family Dynamics Can Affect the Health of an Adolescent with Type 1 Diabetes

November 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Noon Mountain Time
How Family Dynamics Can Affect the Health of an Adolescent with Type 1 Diabetes
Quinn Nystrom, MS
Diabetes Advocate




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PowerPoint Handout

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About the Presenter:

For the past 24 years, Quinn Nystrom has been sharing her and her brother’s stories of living with type 1 diabetes to over 300,000 people across North America.

She is a published author of the book, “If I Kiss You, Will I Get Diabetes?”. As a professional speaker she travels to diabetes camps, convention halls, corporate offices, United States Congress and the White House. Her company, Qspeak, allows her to speak, write, consult and raise funds for diabetes.

Nystrom has been featured nationally on XM Radio, Newsweek, Washington Post, CBS Morning Show & Evening News, PBS Newshour, Glamour Magazine, NowThis, MSN, Diabetes Forecast, Reader’s Digest and The Learning Channel (TLC). In 2017, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appointed her to serve on the board for the Minnesota Council on Disabilities. In her free time, she leads efforts in her home state of Minnesota to fight the high costs of insulin. She received her Master of Science Degree in Communication Management from Syracuse University. To learn more about her, go to: www.QuinnNystrom.com.

CE Information:

Center for Change has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6766. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Change is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Center for Change, provider #141861 is a continuing professional education (CPE) accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Activity #165705. CDR credentialed practitioners will receive one continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886558729-9583) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

AADE recognizes NASW, APA, and CDR as continuing education providers on the NCBDE list of recognized approved providers. The continuing education must be applicable to diabetes. Participants are responsible for contacting their respective state and discipline licensing boards to confirm acceptance of CE hours.

Center for Change is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Change maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



Description of Presentation:  

This session addresses how a diagnosis of type-1 diabetes for a child impacts family dynamics. You’ll learn how to define illness perception and social learning theory, and how to build on these concepts with patients and families, to improve their diabetes care. Medical professionals will sharpen their skills on how to best work with families and the various issues that can come of an adolescent diagnosis.

Learning Objectives:

Based on the content of the workshop participants will be able to: 1. Examine the role that self-efficacy and illness perception plays in a patient’s life. 2. Identify the various family dynamics that are at play and how it impacts other siblings and parents of an adolescent with type-1 diabetes. 3. Practical tips for parents and caregivers to best handle the diagnosis, and years following.

Training For:

Staff of Hospitals, Medical Centers, Mental Health Clinics, General Medicine Physicians, Psychiatrists, APRN’s, Psychologists, Counselors, Dietitians, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, Mental Health Technicians for all levels including introductory to advanced.


November 10, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm