William H. Polonsky Joins SweetSpot Advisory Board

Behavioral Diabetes Institute founder adds important perspective for collection and use of diabetes data.

Oct 21, 2010, 06:00 ET from SweetSpot Diabetes Care, Inc.

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent Diabetes Psychologist William H. Polonsky will join the SweetSpot Diabetes Care Inc. Advisory Board the company announced today. He is CEO and Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the world's first organization wholly dedicated to tackling the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes. He authored the popular book "Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore".

"It's an incredible honor to have Dr. Polonsky on our Advisory Board," said SweetSpot Diabetes Care, Inc. CEO Christopher Logan. "He brings an invaluable perspective on the challenges patients, family members and care providers face on a daily basis and it inspires us to work harder to help."

Dr. Polonsky received his PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University and has served as Chairman of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators, Senior Psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is an active researcher in the field of behavioral diabetes, a licensed clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator. Dr. Polonsky has served on the editorial boards of numerous lay and professional journals in diabetes, including Diabetes Care, Clinical Diabetes, Diabetes Forecast, Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Health.

"I am delighted to be affiliated with the team at SweetSpot," said Dr. Polonsky.  "With their expertise and enthusiasm, I expect they will play a sizable role in improving the quality of care for people with diabetes and will help to provide the behavioral information that can help us understand our patients better and drive innovative behavioral interventions in the future."

About SweetSpot Diabetes

SweetSpot Diabetes is a health data company focused on improving the use of data in the treatment of diabetes.  SweetSpot specializes in turning raw output from patient devices into powerful information for researchers, health care providers and patients. In clinics or from home SweetSpot performs all data extraction and analysis, relieving frustration with multiple interfaces, drivers and data formats.

SOURCE SweetSpot Diabetes Care, Inc.