Journal of Diabetes Research

Psychological Aspects Related to Diabetes Mellitus


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Lead Editor

1Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India

2Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

3University of Colorado, Boulder, USA


Psychological Aspects Related to Diabetes Mellitus

Description

In recent years the prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) has shown an exponential rise across the world. Being both a genetic and a life style disease, DM affects not only the individuals and the families, but also the communities. As a progressive metabolic disorder it cumulatively affects multiple organ systems and in the long run often leads to numerous physical complications. The disease and its physical complications both can and often do result in a plethora of psychological complications.

Over the decades, there has been a burgeoning research interest in the psychological aspects related to DM. In keeping with the quite broad and complex nature of DM, the research issues are numerous and varied. The picture is confounded by methodological issues that still persist and need considerable work in different directions.

The World Health Organization has pledged to build awareness towards the global epidemic of DM. To this end, assimilating information on the psychological aspects of DM in a comprehensive and scientifically critical manner shall be a step in right direction. Mainstream focus and interest in research and clinical aspects of DM has invariably centered around the physical aspects/complications. It is probably an opportune moment to provide the same focus and intensity to the psychological aspects too.

Keeping this in perspective, the editorial team would like to invite prospective authors to submit original research or review articles on the theme of the special issue.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus and related complications
  • Cultural factors, cultural competence, and Diabetes Mellitus
  • Complications of Diabetes Mellitus and related psychosocial aspects
  • Stigma and Diabetes Mellitus
  • Burden of care and needs for families
  • Quality of life in Diabetes Mellitus
  • Coping by patients with Diabetes Mellitus and their families
  • The interplay of stress with Diabetes Mellitus
  • Psychosexual functioning and Diabetes Mellitus
  • Psychiatric morbidity in patients with Diabetes Mellitus
  • Barriers and strategies for management of the psychosocial-cum-psychiatric morbidity in Diabetes Mellitus
  • Guideline and recommendations on pharmacological management in patients with Diabetes Mellitus
  • Young diabetics and their parents: a cohort with need for special focus

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7276403
  • - Editorial

Psychological Aspects Related to Diabetes Mellitus

Nitin Gupta | Sanjay Kumar Bhadada | ... | S. K. Mattoo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6708164
  • - Research Article

Sociodemographic and Clinical Predictors of Self-Management among People with Poorly Controlled Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes: The Role of Illness Perceptions and Self-Efficacy

Abdul-Razak Abubakari | Rosanna Cousins | ... | Ebrahim K. Naderali
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5436174
  • - Research Article

“I’m Managing My Diabetes between Two Worlds”: Beliefs and Experiences of Diabetes Management in British South Asians on Holiday in the East—A Qualitative Study

Neesha R. Patel | Anne Kennedy | ... | Carolyn Chew-Graham
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3159103
  • - Research Article

Low Self-Confidence and Diabetes Mismanagement in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes Mediate the Relationship between Behavioral Problems and Elevated HbA1c

Minke M. A. Eilander | Maartje de Wit | ... | Frank J. Snoek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6343927
  • - Research Article

Demographical, Clinical, and Psychological Characteristics of Users and Nonusers of an Online Platform for T2DM Patients (e-VitaDM-3/ZODIAC-44)

Yvonne Roelofsen | Michael van Vugt | ... | Henk J. G. Bilo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1476384
  • - Research Article

The Impact of an Internet-Based Self-Management Intervention (HeLP-Diabetes) on the Psychological Well-Being of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: A Mixed-Method Cohort Study

Megan Hofmann | Charlotte Dack | ... | Elizabeth Murray
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8702730
  • - Research Article

Correlates of Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults with Diabetes

LaRita C. Jones | Olivio J. Clay | ... | Michael Crowe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2720650
  • - Research Article

Participant Experiences in the Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young Study: Common Reasons for Withdrawing

Barbro Lernmark | Kristian Lynch | ... | TEDDY Study Group
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3486094
  • - Research Article

Metabolic Control and Illness Perceptions in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Line Wisting | Lasse Bang | ... | Øyvind Rø
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2830910
  • - Review Article

Working Together to Promote Diabetes Control: A Practical Guide for Diabetes Health Care Providers in Establishing a Working Alliance to Achieve Self-Management Support

Allan Jones | Michael Vallis | ... | François Pouwer
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