Behavioral Diabetes

Social Ecological Perspectives for Pediatric and Adult Populations

  • Alan M. Delamater
  • David G. Marrero

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Alan M. Delamater, David G. Marrero
    Pages 1-4
  3. Medical Management of Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

  4. Individual Level Factors in Children and Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Persis V. Commissariat, Dayna E. McGill, Lori M. Laffel
      Pages 19-31
    3. Jamil A. Malik, Naeem Aslam
      Pages 33-48
    4. Meredyth A. Evans, Anthony T. Vesco, Jill Weissberg-Benchell
      Pages 49-65
    5. Karishma A. Datye, Sarah S. Jaser
      Pages 67-77
  5. Social Level Factors for Children and Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Ashley M. Butler, Tracy Georges, Barbara J. Anderson
      Pages 105-120
    3. Meredith Van Vleet, Vicki S. Helgeson
      Pages 121-138
    4. Samantha A. Barry-Menkhaus, Natalie Koskela, David V. Wagner, Reid Burch, Michael A. Harris
      Pages 139-152
  6. Community Level Factors for Children and Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Carmen Mironovici, Maura Kepper, Richard Scribner, Stuart Chalew
      Pages 169-197
    3. Brandy A. Wicklow, Elizabeth A. C. Sellers
      Pages 199-212
    4. Elizabeth R. Pulgaron, Victoria L. Valledor, Katherine L. Aparicio, Alan M. Delamater
      Pages 213-224
  7. Policy Level Factors for Children and Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
  8. Conclusions for Pediatric Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
  9. Medical Management of Diabetes in Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Lila S. Chertman, Danielle Neuman, Francesco Vendrame
      Pages 261-275
  10. Individual Level Factors in Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Claire J. Hoogendoorn, Amit Shapira, Juan F. Roy, Naomi S. Kane, Jeffrey S. Gonzalez
      Pages 303-328
    3. Lindsay Blevins, Jeffrey S. Gonzalez, Julie Wagner
      Pages 329-352
    4. Ann E. Goebel-Fabbri
      Pages 353-363
    5. Eelco van Duinkerken, Augustina M. A. Brands
      Pages 365-380
    6. Frank J. Snoek, Juliane Menting
      Pages 381-388
  11. Social Level Factors for Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Joni S. Williams, Rebekah J. Walker, Leonard E. Egede
      Pages 391-401
    3. Paula M. Trief, Lawrence Fisher, Rachel Hopkins
      Pages 403-416
    4. Patrick Y. Tang, Edwin B. Fisher
      Pages 417-437
  12. Community Level Factors for Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Elizabeth L. Tung, Marshall H. Chin
      Pages 441-461
    3. Deborah J. Wiebe, Ashley C. Baker, Jessica A. Marino
      Pages 463-478
    4. Ronald T. Ackermann
      Pages 479-487
  13. Policy Level Factors for Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 489-489
    2. Rebecca Myerson, Tianyi Lu, Anne Peters, Steven Fox, Elbert Huang
      Pages 491-504
  14. Conclusions for Adult Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 517-533

About this book


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


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alan M. Delamater
    • 1
  • David G. Marrero
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Center for Border Health DisparitiesUniversity of ArizonaTusconUSA

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