Psychological Factors and Diabetes

Now in its 5th edition, the ‘Textbook of Diabetes’ is a well-established and authoritative international guide to diabetes and its management.

This latest edition features a new section on the psychosocial aspects of diabetes, including the chapter, ‘Psychological Factors and Diabetes’, written by Prof Frans Pouwer (University of Southern Denmark) and the ACBRD’s Prof Jane Speight. The chapter provides an up-to-date overview of:

  • psychological risk factors for developing diabetes
  • the psychological impact of diabetes and its complications, including depression, anxiety, diabetes-specific distress and quality of life in children, adolescents and adults
  • the impact of psychological factors on diabetes management
  • the impact of behavioural factors on diabetes management
  • interventions to reduce psychological distress and improve quality of life, self-care and glycaemic control; and
  • neuropsychological and cognitive consequences of diabetes.

Overall, the textbook includes 71 chapters, covering topics as diverse as epidemiology, islet function, obesity and diabetes, the aims of diabetes care, technologies for glucose monitoring and insulin administration, complications, diabetes across the lifespan, including a new chapter on end of life care, and future directions for research, treatments and models of care. At approximately AUD$450, the textbook is not inexpensive but will make a valuable addition to any medical library.