Yearly flu shots, immunizations and injections are common situations that awaken needle fears. Some people report being worried about or frightened of receiving an annual needle. However, it is much more challenging to give yourself insulin injections as part of your daily diabetes management.Read More »
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Dr. Barry Simon
Dr. Barry Simon MD FRCP is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a Consultant with the Leadership Centre for Diabetes at Mount Sinai Hospital where he improves diabetes adherence in patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. For the past two decades he has educated dietitians, family doctors and medical specialists on effective motivational and psychological strategies to improve diabetes adherence, the mental health issues in chronic illness and managing binge eating disorder. He presents workshops across Canada and annually at the Canadian Diabetes Association meetings and has presented in the US and Europe. Increasingly, he has been using spiritually based methods in his care of patients who struggle with diabetes distress and diabetes adherence. He has presented on this topic to diabetes educators and endocrinologists as part of continuing education at annual updates.