About Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE
Richard R. Rubin, Ph.D., C.D.E., is the current President of the American Diabetes Association and an Associate Professor in Medicine and in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin has been involved as a principal investigator and co-investigator in several long-term studies of psychosocial and life-style issues in the management of diabetes, including the NIH-funded Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and Look AHEAD trials.
Among Dr. Rubin's publications are more than 100 papers, book chapters, abstracts, and articles on the effects of diabetes education, psychological problems associated with diabetes, and techniques for counseling people with diabetes. He is also co-author of eight books, including 101 Tips for Coping with Diabetes; Psyching Out Diabetes (three editions); Sweet Kids (two editions); Optimal Pumping; The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes; and Your Baby, Your Toddler, and Your Preschooler. He is also co-editor of Practical Psychology for Diabetes Clinicians (two editions) and of The Core Curriculum for Diabetes Education (Third edition.)
Dr. Rubin has spoken to professional and lay audiences around the world, in countries including Japan, Germany, Mexico, England, Denmark, Lithuania, and Finland. In 1997 the American Diabetes Association named him Outstanding Educator in Diabetes.
Dr. Rubin is an active member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), holding a number of leadership positions in both organizations. He was also a member (1988-1991) and Chairman (1990-91) of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.
Dr. Rubin received his BA in history from The Johns Hopkins University in 1965, and his PhD in social psychology from Hopkins in 1971.
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Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...