Diabetes Lifestyle Book
Facing Your Fears and Making Changes for a Long and Healthy Life
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. Now what? Your doctor has given you directions on what you can do to control your blood sugar. Now you need to find a way to commit to smart choices for better health. And you need to deal with some uncomfortable feelings that might arise in the process. This book offers a powerful and proven new approach that can help you make it happen.
Based on new research using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a bold new direction in psychology, these techniques will help you move past cravings, find motivation to exercise, and manage anxiety that you might feel when you test your blood sugar level. You’ll learn how to embrace the changes you’ll need to make in order to jumpstart your new, healthful lifestyle.
Diabetes is a modern day epidemic not likely to be cured in the near future by medical science. Gregg and colleagues have put together a coherent, compassionate, and useable guide for those suffering with diabetes which not only outlines processes involved in living successfully with diabetes, but processes involved in living successfully with the many difficult things that are so often involved in the business of being a human being.
—Kevin Vowles, Ph.D., clinical psychologist with both Pain Management Unit Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases and the University of Bath