My name is Dr. Beverly S. Adler and I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Diabetes Educator,
Author, and Speaker. Known as “Dr. Bev” to my patients, I see children,
adolescents, adults, and seniors in my private practice in Baldwin, New York. In addition to discussing
issues of diabetes management, therapy focuses on processing feelings of denial, depression, anger, guilt, stress and anxiety
regarding adjustment to this chronic illness. Utilizing a cognitive-behavioral orientation, I provide individual, family,
and/or group therapy sessions.
I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the
Nassau County Psychological Association. I am also a professional member of the American Diabetes Association as well
as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In addition, I am also a member of the American Association
of Diabetes Educators.
I love what I do and feel that I am uniquely qualified to treat patients with diabetes, as I have had type
1 diabetes for the past 38 years. I feel that I am a good role model for my patients, as well as, someone with
a lot of empathy for the daily coping that people with diabetes must face. I am able to successfully treat patients with diabetes
with an understanding that comes from my own firsthand experience. My own personal philosophy is to take control of my diabetes
and not let diabetes control my life. My focus strongly endorses empowering the lives of people with diabetes.
Over the years, I have
made numerous presentations to various diabetes support groups, as well as to healthcare professionals and diabetes educators.
I was honored to be twice-invited as the guest speaker to present the Keynote Address to the Long Island Chapter of
the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at their Diabetes Education Seminar. Most recently, I have been invited
to speak at a Workshop Presentation at the American Association of Diabetes Educators' Annual Meeting 2012 to present
the topic: "Women Living with Diabetes -- Success Stories."
I have published two books which include insightful lessons of empowerment written by successful men and women with diabetes.
I have published articles in print and online about diabetes management - always with the focus on emotional adjustment. I
have been quoted in numerous magazines and contributed to a monthly diabetes advice column online.
Currently, I am also a staff writer at the Diabetes Daily Post, where I blog about diabetes topics from the psychological perspective.