Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Diabetes and Wellbeing

  • Comment

Title: Diabetes and Wellbeing

Author: Dr Jen Nash

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Reviewer: Michelle Parker, My Shared Pathway and Recovery Co-ordinator, Partnerships In Care.

What was it like?

The book is a warm exploration about how being diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes affects a persons wellbeing. Different from other texts about diabetes as it addresses the person and their feelings about diagnosis, support systems, esteem of self and others. The practical advice is about techniques, which help maintain wellbeing while considering and engaging life/health changes.

The book is divided into 10 chapters with clear titles, which makes it easy to revisit individual topics.

The author is a psychologist and is living with a diagnosis of diabetes. Dr Nash gives warm and encouraging pointers to the reader by breaking down evidence based framework into small self help tasks.

What were the highlights? 

The highlights of the book are the interactive self help exercises and the extensive resource list, which is in chapter 10.

Strengths & weaknesses:

The strength of this book is in the authors delivery. Dr Nash shares her own story about being diagnosed. Patient stories have found to be powerful in healthcare and are my full time work so any poetry or prose or text written by a person who has or is experiencing what they are writing about is a winner for me.

Who should read it?

This is a definite read for anyone facing diagnosis of diabetes and the myriad of emotions associated with diagnosis. On another note students and healthcare professionals should read this alongside other text in order to enhance compassionate care.

Diabetes and Wellbeing


  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.