2. The Journey of the Person with Diabetes

  1. Trisha Dunning AM RN, MEd, PhD, CDE, FRCNA Professor
  1. Jane Speight1,2,3 and
  2. Harsimran Singh4

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702666.ch2

Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education

How to Cite

Speight, J. and Singh, H. (2012) The Journey of the Person with Diabetes, in Diabetes Education (ed T. Dunning AM), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.,, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702666.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes, Diabetes Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Centre for Mental Health and Well-being Research, School of Psychology, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    AHP Research, Hornchurch, Essex, UK

  4. 4

    Department of Neurobehavioural Sciences, Behavioural Medicine Centre, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 13 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656051

Online ISBN: 9781118702666



  • Blood glucose tests;
  • Diabetes;
  • Family Approach to Diabetes Management;
  • Glycaemic control (HbA1c);
  • Psychological factors;
  • Psychological insulin resistance (PIR);
  • Self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG);
  • Social factors in diabetes;
  • Type 1 diabetes (T1DM);
  • Type 2 diabetes (T2DM)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Psychological Factors: The Role of Beliefs and Attitudes

  • Psychological Factors: Emotional Reactions to Diabetes

  • Social Factors: Influence of Personal Situation

  • Factors that Affect Illness/Wellness Behaviours

  • Summary

  • References