Diabetes and Wellbeing is a practical guide for those newly-diagnosed with diabetes, for individuals who have been managing the challenges of diabetes for many years, and the professionals who help those who deal with the complications of diabetes. This volume presents proven techniques for improving emotional wellbeing and is the first to take an explicitly CBT approach to diabetes. Positive Diabetes addresses the need for this kind of information among individuals with diabetes and healthcare providers.
It is an excellent introduction for clients and healthpractitioners into the range of psychological interventions thatare available. (Behavioural & CognitivePsychotherapy, 1 March 2014) This book is written to be read in its entirety and is agood addition to the current literature on the psychology ofdiabetes. It will support many of the web-based learning facilitiesthat are available to patients and healthcareprofessionals. (Diabetes Update, 1 October2013)
Dr. Jen Nash in a Clinical Psychologist living with diabetes since childhood. She is the founder and director of Positive Diabetes ( www.PositiveDiabetes.com ), an international service- providing therapy, education and training services to promote the psychological wellbeing of people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She is also a keynote speaker for national diabetes charities, trainer for NHS professionals, consultant to leading diabetes pharmaceutical companies, and co-author of My Sweet Life: Successful Women with Diabetes (2011).
Acknowledgements vi 1 Introduction 1 2 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Diabetes 11 3 Dealing with Diagnosis 23 4 Depression, Low Mood and Burnout 49 5 Managing Fear, Anxiety and Worry 80 6 Managing Food,Weight and Emotions 109 7 Diabetes and Relationships 152 8 Implementing Change 185 9 Managing Setbacks, Staying Solution-Focused and Embracing Mindfulness 205 10 Recommended Resources 218 Index 223