Active self-management of diabetes is essential for reducing the risk of serious complications. However, research indicates that many people with diabetes struggle to adhere to complex self-management regimens. Here, the authors describe the development of an intervention - a "concordance therapy" - to support diabetes self-management. The approach uses techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing to help people with diabetes and healthcare professionals work together to develop self-management regimens that are realistic and that work for the individual. Following development work, the intervention was piloted with a sample of older adults who had inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes. The authors' findings are presented, along with their considerations for future work in the area.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Diabetes and Primary Care|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Oct 2013|
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Motivational interviewing