1st Edition

Psychology in Diabetes Care and Practice

By Val Wilson Copyright 2022
    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    This is an indispensable guide to diabetes care and practice, providing a thorough overview of the main issues that health professionals should keep in mind when treating someone with the condition, and how psychology plays a key role in diabetes self-management.

    Based on the latest research evidence along with numerous patient perspectives, the book looks at a wide range of topics in diabetes health psychology, from mental health conditions to theories of behaviour change, with a focus on comorbidities. Chapters describe the emotional impact of a diabetes diagnosis; the psychosocial issues surrounding living with diabetes; theories of behaviour applied to diabetes self-management; the impact of diabetes and depression; diabetes and eating disorders; the psychological impact of diabetes complications, and potential stigma associated with having Type 2 diabetes, including the psychological impact of weight loss surgery.

    Psychology in Diabetes Care and Practice enables the provision of support to reduce psychological distress and improve diabetes self-management. It helps patients to learn more about how best to manage their condition, as well as health professionals wanting to find appropriate ways to facilitate self-management.


    About This Book

    1. Diabetes, Diagnosis, and Emotional Impact
      1. Impact of a Diabetes Diagnosis
      2. How an Emotional Response is Formed
      3. The Individual’s Perception of Their Diabetes
      4. Diabetes Self-Management
      5. Key Messages in This Chapter

    2. Diabetes and Psychosocial Issues
      1. Psychological Issues for People with Diabetes
      2. Focussing on Changing Behaviour to Make a Difference
      3. Key Messages in This Chapter

    3. Theories of Behaviour Applied to Diabetes
      1. Diabetes, the COM-B Model and the Behaviour Change Wheel
      2. Diabetes and the Common Sense Model
      3. Self-Regulation Theory and Perpetual Control Theory
      4. Key Messages in This Chapter

    4. Diabetes and Depression
      1. Diabetes and Associated Mental Health
      2. The Communication Process
      3. Treatment and Management
      4. Treating Depression to Improve Diabetes Control
      5. Treating Depression to Prevent Diabetes
      6. Key Messages in This Chapter

    5. Diabetes and Eating Disorders
      1. Prevalence, Diabetes, and Disordered Eating
      2. Anorexia
      3. Bulimia Nervosa
      4. Calorie Restriction
      5. Diabulimia
      6. Disordered Eating and Diabetes
      7. Key Messages in This Chapter

    6. Diabetes and the Disease Process
      1. Chronic Complications of Diabetes
      2. Diabetes and Other Autoimmune Diseases
      3. Diabetes Comorbidities
      4. Preventing Comorbidities in Diabetes
      5. Managing Comorbidities in Diabetes
      6. Key Messages in This Chapter

    7. Diabetes, Stigma, and Weight Loss Surgery
      1. Victim Blaming
      2. The Escalating Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes
      3. Type 2 Diabetes Management
      4. Type 2 Diabetes Reversal with Diet and Exercise
      5. Type 2 Diabetes Reversal with Surgery
      6. Weight Loss Surgery for Children with Type 2 Diabetes
      7. The Psychological Impact of Weight Loss Surgery
      8. Key Messages in This Chapter





    Dr Val Wilson is an academic with a PhD in diabetes health education from the University of Kent, UK. As a specialist in the field, she has conducted various research studies about how people self-manage their diabetes over the past 25 years. She has also done more than ten years of voluntary work with the INPUT (Insulin Pump Therapy) national diabetes organisation. Dr Wilson has published widely in nursing and healthcare journals and has had Type 1 diabetes for 45 years.