Author: Mark Heyman

Mark Heyman is a diabetes psychologist, person with type 1 diabetes, and Founder and Director of the Center for Diabetes and Mental Health. Mark lives in San Diego with his wife Gayle. Mark spends as much time as he can near the ocean, cooks (and eats) great food, and performs with his improvisational comedy team Smooth Gravy.

Diabetes as a Cultural Competency

When I was in grad school, we talked a lot about how important it is to be a culturally competent psychologist. According to the Georgetown Health Policy Institute, cultural competency […]

Telemental Health

A couple years ago, I had a patient who lives about an hour from my office ask if we could do our sessions over video. With traffic, coming to see […]

Social Capital

You’ve planned every last detail of your weekend trip to Chicago. You have your dinner reservations, your tickets to see the Cubs play and you can’t wait to ride the […]

Bike Beyond

Last week, I went to Nashville to spend some time with the Bike Beyond team. This team of 20 people, all living with type 1 diabetes, are spending their summer […]

Why See a Diabetes Psychologist?

This article was originally published in 2014 by Insulin Nation: When I tell people I am a psychologist who specializes in diabetes (and who also happens to have Type 1 diabetes), […]

Interview with Daniele Hargenrader

Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Daniele Hargenrader, aka the Diabetes Dominator. Here’s the video of our conversation where I tell part of my diabetes […]