October 4, 2016 / Source: American Psychological Association / In this article, SDT is recognized as "established psychological theory" to inform diabetes management across different life stages.
“People with diabetes must expend effort every day to manage their disease in order to maintain their health and well-being. Relationships with family, friends, romantic partners and health care providers provide an important context for managing diabetes. This article examines how these social resources change across the lifespan and how diabetes both affects and is affected by these key relationships at different points in life. The authors use two established psychological theories--interpersonal theory and self-determination theory--to identify aspects of family, partner, peer and provider relationships central to managing diabetes across the lifespan.”Click here to read full article