9 Diabetes Mellitus
III. DISEASES AND DISORDERS
Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
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Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition
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Nezu, A. M., Raggio, G., Evans, A. N. and Nezu, C. M. 2012. Diabetes Mellitus. Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 9:III:9.
- Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
This chapter focuses on important biobehavioral and psychosocial factors related to the development and treatment of diabetes mellitus. It begins with an introductory overview that defines diabetes, describes the most common forms, discusses the most recent updates regarding how diabetes should be diagnosed, and provides prevalence statistics, including those that demonstrate the existence of ethnicity-related health care disparities. Next, several sections focus on the relationship between various psychosocial factors and diabetes onset and care, including stress, depression, social support, and sleep disturbance. A major portion of this chapter then describes a variety of psychosocial-based treatments geared to foster diabetic patients' ability to manage glycemic control, as well as improve their quality of life and/or decrease depression. These interventions include diabetes self-management education, empowerment-based approaches, stress management, coping skills training, cognitive-behavior therapy, problem-solving therapy, social-support interventions, and collaborative care approaches.
- diabetes mellitus;
- type 1 diabetes;
- type 2 diabetes