This revolutionary book focuses on a two-pronged approach to diabetes management. First, it provides in-depth education about diabetes, focusing on the difficulties inherent in the self-management of the disease. This includes information about diet, exercise, medication compliance, blood glucose testing, insulin administration, as well as potential complications and how to avoid them. The book also addresses the enormous emotional and psychological component of diabetes.
Jennifer Gregg, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA. She has authored many articles and book chapters in the areas of chronic and terminal disease. In addition to teaching, supervision, and research activities, she has a private practice and provides training in acceptance and commitment therapy.
Glenn M. Callaghan, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychology at San Jose State University and a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and Western Psychological Association. She is an internationally recognized expert in functional analytic psychotherapy and functional assessment methodology.
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is University of Nevada Foundation Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research explores the nature of human language and cognition and their application to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering. In 1992, the Institute for Scientific Information reported Hayes among the highest impact psychologist in the world during the years 1986-90 based on the citation impact of his writings.