Diabetes: The Psychology of Control (Paperback)
Diabetes: The Psychology of Control explores the many psychosocial barriers to good diabetes control such as negative health beliefs, poor motivation for self-care, an external locus of control, denial, depression, and disordered eating. Diabetes coping strategies, resilience, and empowerment enable the individual to overcome these barriers, once recognized, to improve physical and psychological health. This book also discusses the alarming increase in cases of Type 2 diabetes and the finding that bariatric (weight loss) surgery can successfully address this problem by reversing the condition. However this lifestyle change has a huge, potentially negative psychological impact on the individual. Unlike other books on psychology and diabetes, Diabetes: The Psychology of Control is written by a health professional with long personal experience and insight into difficult to control diabetes. This book fills a gap for adults with the condition, their families, and those caring for them.