Type 2 Diabetes, Religious Beliefs and Psychological Interventions
Keywords: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.
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