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Biofeedback and Self-regulation

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 519–532 | Cite as

Biofeedback-assisted stress management for insulin-treated diabetes mellitus

  • Lilian Rosenbaum
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Abstract

Six insulin-treated diabetic patients (four with type I and two with type II) who completed a biofeedback-assisted stress management program based on family systems theory improved their response to life stressors, and none had negative side effects. Four decreased their insulin requirement, including one who remained stable even during two pregnancies; the sixth became stable and discontinued drug abuse. All started biofeedback for reasons other than diabetes. Follow-ups of some individuals extend over 4 years.

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biofeedback diabetes mellitus stress management family systems 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lilian Rosenbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Georgetown University Family CenterWashington, D.C.

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