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Diabetes and Wellbeing: Managing the Psychological and Emotional Challenges of Diabetes Types 1 and 2



Diabetes and Wellbeing: Managing the Psychological and Emotional Challenges of Diabetes Types 1 and 2

Jen Nash

ISBN: 978-1-119-96718-7 April 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 232 Pages


Diabetes and Wellbeing presents a range of effective psychological principles proven to positively impact the emotional wellbeing of individuals with type 1 and 2 diabetes. The guide takes an explicitly CBT approach to motivate sufferers in essential self-care tasks.

  • Written in a practical style, for those newly diagnosed with diabetes, individuals managing its challenges for many years, and healthcare  professionals
  • Reveals how the stress of daily diabetes management can affect an individual’s ability to stay motivated and engaged in essential self-care tasks that are vital for good health
  • Presents proven techniques for improving emotional wellbeing
  • First book to take an explicitly CBT approach to diabetes, simultaneously drawing on solution-focused behavioural therapy and mindfulness approaches
  • Fills the gap information of this kind among healthcare professionals and individuals with diabetes

Acknowledgements vi

1 Introduction 1

2 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Diabetes 11

3 Dealing with Diagnosis 23

4 Depression, Low Mood and Burnout 49

5 Managing Fear, Anxiety and Worry 80

6 Managing Food,Weight and Emotions 109

7 Diabetes and Relationships 152

8 Implementing Change 185

9 Managing Setbacks, Staying Solution-Focused and Embracing Mindfulness 205

10 Recommended Resources 218

Index 223

“It is an excellent introduction for clients and health practitioners into the range of psychological interventions that are available.”  (Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 1 March 2014)

“This book is written to be read in its entirety and is a good addition to the current literature on the psychology of diabetes. It will support many of the web-based learning facilities that are available to patients and healthcare professionals.”  (Diabetes Update, 1 October 2013)