Part of the Paediatric Psychology series Children and young people are increasingly among those being diagnosed with diabetes. However in the UK only 1 in 6 children succeed in controlling their diabetes successfully, despite support from parents and professionals. This enlightening new book is a comprehensive account of diabetes and the complex medical and psychosocial factors that influence metabolic control in children and young people. It presents a series of evidence-based and accessible educational, psychological and social approaches to increase specialist knowledge, promote positive attitudes, enhance patient care and create appropriate healthcare environments. The book offers an easy-to-comprehend approach to clinical care and includes practical tools for assessment for all healthcare professionals throughout the text. Featuring contributions from a number of international experts in the field, this thorough and wide-ranging guide is informative reading for all students, academics and professionals with an interest in paediatric psychology and health.
Series introduction. Foreword. About the editors. List of contributors. Introduction. Part I: Understanding diabetes. A global perspective: worldwide prevalence and incidence. The impact of diagnosis. Challenges to emotional well-being: depression, anxiety and parental fear of hypoglycaemia. Regimen adherence: paradigms and approaches. The effects of diabetes on cognitive functioning. Sex, drugs and glycaemic control. Integrated care and multidisciplinary team work: the role of the different professionals. Part II: Management and intervention. An introduction to managing diabetes: implications of different treatment regimens. Structured education for diabetes. The role of the diabetes educator. Motivational interviewing. Psychological approaches to working with families: an example of solution-focused brief therapy. Management of diabetes and eating disorders. Transition to adult clinics. Part III: Tools for clinical practice. Diagnostic tools for children. Assessment and intervention for diabetes related cognitive difficulties. Regimen adherence measures. Transition services. Index.