Behavioral diabetes: Social ecological perspectives for pediatric and adult populations

Alan M. Delamater, David G. Marrero

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This book presents an up-to-date review of behavioral factors in diabetes management across the lifespan: an update on medical management, epidemiology, and prognosis, and utilize an ecological framework to address various aspects of diabetes management for children and adults on the individual, social, community and medical system, and policy levels. The individual level examines biobehavioral and neuroendocrine factors for their role in the etiology of diabetes, as well as various demographic factors involved in health disparities, and specific psychological issues including distress and quality of life, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, and intervention approaches. Zooming out, the social level addresses the role of social support and family influences as well as group and family interventions to promote more effective diabetes management. The community level addresses medical system factors including the patient-physician relationship and transition programs, as well as community and school-based prevention programs. Finally, chapters also address how the policy level impacts diabetes management considering the role of health care, insurance, and school and workplace policy. Topics featured in this book include: Neuroendocrine and biobehavioral influences on diabetes Eating disorders in individuals with diabetes Family influences and family therapies for children and adults with diabetes Depression and anxiety in children and adults with diabetes Behavioral Diabetes is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students and fellows, as well as clinicians, therapists, and other practitioners involved in diabetes management across the lifespan. A secondary audience comprises individuals working in the community and policy levels, including but not limited to health care and medical systems administrators, as well as school and workplace policymakers. “This book is a comprehensive overview of the extremely important topic of behavioral diabetes. The issues encompassed in this book have evolved greatly over the last few decades and the editors have done a spectacular job in having the key experts on each of the many topics review the literature while at the same time keeping it practical for both clinicians and researchers.” --Irl B. Hirsch, MD, University of Washington, Seattle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages533
ISBN (Electronic)9783030332860
ISBN (Print)9783030332846
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • And anxiety in youth with diabetes
  • Bio-behavioral factors in the etiology of diabetes in adults
  • Depression
  • Depression and anxiety in adults with diabetes
  • Diabetes prevention in communities and schools
  • Distress and quality of life in diabetes
  • Eating disorders in youth with diabetes
  • Effects of diabetes on neurocognitive function of children
  • Enhancing peer support in pediatric diabetes populations
  • Family therapies for adults with diabetes
  • Health disparities in adults with diabetes
  • Health policy affecting diabetes management
  • Individual level factors in children and adolescents
  • Individual level interventions in pediatric diabetes management
  • Medical management of diabetes in children
  • Neurocognitive function in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Neuroendocrine and biobehavioral influences on diabetes
  • Peer relationships among youth with type 1 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology

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