Psychological and Psychiatric Issues in Diabetes Mellitus

  • Katie Weinger
  • Garry W. Welch
  • Alan M. Jacobson


Diabetes mellitus is a chronic endocrine disorder that places significant psychological and physical demands on individuals and their families. Diabetes requires complex treatment involving medication, healthmonitoring behaviors, and regulation of lifestyle factors such as dietary intake and exercise. Thus the treatment of diabetes demands active participation of the patient as well as the physician. Consequently, psychological issues surrounding coping with diagnosis, treatment, lifestyle modifications, family stresses, and continued motivation typically arise. Moreover, several psychiatric comorbidities can play a significant role in the course of diabetes and can further complicate treatment.


Glycemic Control Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Binge Eating Binge Eating Disorder 
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  • Katie Weinger
  • Garry W. Welch
  • Alan M. Jacobson

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