Chapter 24. Social Aspects of Diabetes

  1. Richard I. G. Holt MA, MB BChir, PhD, FRCP, FHEA Professor in Diabetes & Endocrinology3,
  2. Clive S. Cockram MB BS, BSc, MD (Lond), FRCP, FRACP, FHKAM (Med) Emeritus Professor of Medicine4,
  3. Allan Flyvbjerg MD, DMSc Professor of Clinical Endocrinology Chair5 and
  4. Barry J. Goldstein MD, PhD, FACP, FACE Therapeutic Area Head Vice President6
  1. Brian M. Frier BSc(Hons), MD, FRCPE, FRCPG Professor1 and
  2. Mark W. J. Strachan MD, FRCP(Edin) Consultant2

Published Online: 9 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324808.ch24

Textbook of Diabetes, Fourth Edition

Textbook of Diabetes, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Frier, B. M. and Strachan, M. W. J. (2010) Social Aspects of Diabetes, in Textbook of Diabetes, Fourth Edition (eds R. I. G. Holt, C. S. Cockram, A. Flyvbjerg and B. J. Goldstein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324808.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Division, University of Southampton School of Medicine, Southampton, UK

  2. 4

    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China

  3. 5

    Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, The Medical Research Laboratories, Aarhus University Hospital – Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

  4. 6

    Clinical Research, Metabolism Merck Research Laboratories Rahway, NJ, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Diabetes, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    Metabolic Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191814

Online ISBN: 9781444324808



  • type 1 diabetes (T1DM);
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA);
  • Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT);
  • The European Union (EU);
  • Prison and custody;
  • Recreational drugs;
  • Impact of recreational drug use on diabetes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Driving

  • Employment

  • Prison and custody

  • Insurance

  • Alcohol

  • Recreational drugs

  • Travel

  • Leaving home

  • References