Dealing with diagnosis of diabetes
The diagnosis of diabetes is both a life-changing day for the person who receives it, and a challenging interaction for the time-pressured health professional who delivers it.
Shame and diabetes self-management
The central theme of this article is that a person with diabetes who thinks they are ‘not good enough’ at diabetes self-management is manifesting a sense of shame. This fundamental human attribute is often the most significant, underlying issue that people face in psychotherapy and yet neither the ICD-10 nor the DSM-V recognises shame as a discrete diagnosis.