Psychosocial Intervention for Diabetes Self-Management

The purpose of this research, which included the contributions of Can-Change member Dr. Michael Vallis, is to develop a brief psychosocial intervention protocol for type 2 diabetes self-management and pilot-test its implementation through a 6-session evidence-based psychosocial intervention protocol focusing on the role of behaviour modification, maintenance of motivation and emotion management in type 2 diabetes self-management. This promising intervention could be developed as a training manual to deliver the intervention and fulfill the Canadian Diabetes Association’s clinical guidelines to provide psychosocial interventions as part of diabetes care.