Gregg, Callaghan, & Hayes, 2007

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Gregg, J., Callaghan, G., & Hayes, S. C. (2007). The diabetes lifestyle book: Facing your fears and making changes for a long and healthy life. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Conceptual
Publication Type: 
ACT, diabetes, disease management

This revolutionary book focuses on a two-pronged approach to diabetes management. First, it provides in-depth education about diabetes, focusing on the difficulties inherent in the self-management of the disease. This includes information about diet, exercise, medication compliance, blood glucose testing, insulin administration, as well as potential complications and how to avoid them. The book also addresses the enormous emotional and psychological component of diabetes.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has proven dramatically effective at helping individuals with type 2 diabetes make lasting lifestyle changes necessary for their continued good health. This book develops the result of current research on ACT and diabetes into a radical new approach readers can use to keep the disease in check and get the most out of their lives.