Current Diabetes Reports

, 14:475

Behavioral Contributions to the Pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes

  • Donna Spruijt-Metz
  • Gillian A. O’Reilly
  • Lauren Cook
  • Kathleen A. Page
  • Charlene Quinn
Pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance (RM Watanabe, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11892-014-0475-3

Cite this article as:
Spruijt-Metz, D., O’Reilly, G.A., Cook, L. et al. Curr Diab Rep (2014) 14: 475. doi:10.1007/s11892-014-0475-3
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  1. Topical Collection on Pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

Abstract

Behavioral contributions to the pathogenesis of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes (T2D) include lifestyle behaviors including dietary intake, exercise, sedentariness, sleep, and stress. The purpose of this paper is to review evidence for the metabolic pathways by which the behavior is linked to T2D. Evidence for interventions, which change each of the lifestyle behaviors, is discussed. The article will close with a brief discussion on how new technologies may provide opportunities to better understand relationships between moment-to-moment fluctuations in behaviors and diabetes pathogenesis, as well as provide opportunities to personalize and adapt interventions to achieve successful behavior change and maintenance of that change. Especially promising are new technologies, which assist in tracking lifestyle behaviors along with clinical and metabolic outcomes.

Keywords

Type 2 diabetesBehaviorPathogenesisTechnology

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donna Spruijt-Metz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gillian A. O’Reilly
    • 2
  • Lauren Cook
    • 2
  • Kathleen A. Page
    • 3
  • Charlene Quinn
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Economic and Social ResearchUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPlaya VistaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Departmet of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA