Type 2 Diabetes, Religious Beliefs and Psychological Interventions


  • Charity N. Onyishi1,2




Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, religion, religious belief, psychological interventions


This paper is a review regarding the relationship among Type 2 diabetes (T2D), religious beliefs and
psychological interventions. Specifically, the paper x-rayed the prevalent state of diabetes, followed by
the role of religious beliefs and psychological interventions in the management of the chronic disease for
improved health care, social support, protective health behaviours, stress reduction, positive coping skills,
psychological adaptation, psychosocial functioning, greater optimism, self-esteem, life satisfaction and
treatment of depression and anxiety in people with type 2 diabetes. Overall, from the reviewed literature,
religious beliefs and psychological interventions seem to be common coping mechanisms available to T2D
patients where formal coping resources are not available.

Author Biography

Charity N. Onyishi1,2

1Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Johannesburg, South-Africa,
Lecturer, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, Nsukka,Nigeria. ORCID 0000-0003-



How to Cite

Charity N. Onyishi1,2. (2021). Type 2 Diabetes, Religious Beliefs and Psychological Interventions. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(1), 246-250. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i1.13857