Psychology & Diabetes: A Crossroads of Physical and Mental Health

The June 2017 edition of Monitor on Psychology features a cover story that further highlighted the importance of integrating mental and physical health with one another to alleviate symptoms associated with chronic diseases. Entitled “Facing Diabetes”, the article provides an understanding of how Diabetes (Types 1 & 2) affects the human body while noting how interventions rooted in psychology are increasingly recognized as key to successful treatment. Diabetes is a disease that prevents the body from producing and/or using insulin properly, thus affecting one’s energy level and creating an environment for high blood pressure, kidney failure, and stroke (due to high blood “sugar”).