Diabetes is one of the most common chronic medical disorders, and its incidence continues to rise. This book offers patients an overview of the disease and the latest treatment regimens. But unlike other books, it also explores the psychological aspects of the disease, focusing on the difficulty many people have in sticking to treatment regimens that typically include dietary restrictions, medication schedules, and frequent blood tests. Packed with insights and practical advice, it helps people understand why they behave the way they do, what’s at stake, and how to motivate themselves to adhere to their recommended treatment.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
1 What is diabetes?
2 What are the physical consequences?
3 What are the psychological consequences?
4 What about interacting with other people?
5 Understanding and managing treatment
6 Understanding and managing lifestyle change
alcohol anger arteries atherosclerosis become behaviour blood glucose levels blood sugar levels blood tests blood vessels bloodstream body body’s calories carbohydrate cause child clinic complications condition cope damage deal depression develop diabetes care team diabetes is treated diabetes management diabetes team Diabetes UK diabetic ketoacidosis doctor drink DVLA effective emotional example exercise eyes fear feel foods friends goals guilt health-care professionals healthy diet heart disease HELPFUL TIPS high blood pressure high blood sugar hormone hypo hypoglycaemia illness important increase individuals with diabetes keep ketones kidney lifestyle change living with diabetes meals monitor your blood muscles nerve neuropathy normal pancreas person with diabetes physical activity possible problem psychological reactions realise reduce response result retina retinopathy risk self-care smoking stage strategies stress stressors sulphonylureas symptoms tablets taking insulin things treatment programme type 2 diabetes Understanding Unsaturated fats usually