© 2012

Psychology and Diabetes Care

A Practical Guide

  • Katharine D. Barnard
  • Cathy E. Lloyd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Katharine D. Barnard, Cathy E. Lloyd, Richard I. G. Holt
    Pages 1-22
  3. Michelle Bushell, Joseph J. M. Fraser
    Pages 23-45
  4. Lorraine Albon
    Pages 69-101
  5. Cathy E. Lloyd, Alan Sinclair
    Pages 103-133
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 171-177

About this book


Psychological issues are increasingly recognised to be of high importance in diabetes management.  Understanding the psychosocial barriers facing individuals and their families and being able to provide the tools to support them to overcome those barriers is an essential part of diabetes care.

Psychology and Diabetes Care: A Practical Guide is a concise handbook for the practicing diabetes clinician who is interested in gaining a better understanding of their patients, and in learning effective skills to better support patients.   The book explores common psychological problems associated with diabetes, gives insight into how diabetes is experienced in children, adolescents and special groups, and provides practical advice on providing psychological support to individuals with this serious long-term condition.


diabetes mental health primary care psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Katharine D. Barnard
    • 1
  • Cathy E. Lloyd
    • 2
  1. 1., School of PsychologySouthampton UniversitySouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Faculty of Health & Social CareOpen UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Psychology and Diabetes Care
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Guide
  • Editors Katharine D. Barnard
    Cathy E. Lloyd
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-85729-572-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-85729-573-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 177
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Diabetes
    General Practice / Family Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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