The ACBRD produces a range of information and resources relevant to the behavioural and psychological aspects of diabetes. Our range includes resources for health professionals to use in clinical practice; key topics, statistics and research reports; and resources designed for people with or affected by diabetes.

Listed below are resources developed by the Centre for health professionals. See also the resources for people with diabetes , which you may also find useful to adopt or promote in your practice

Diabetes and Emotional Health Handbook and toolkit 
The handbook aims to support health professionals to identify, address and communicate about emotional health problems during consultations with adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is complemented by a toolkit containing summary cards of several chapters, questionnaires, and factsheets for people with diabetes. Sign up for your free electronic copy here. The handbook was developed in collaboration with, and funded by the National Diabetes Services Scheme. 

From time-to-time the Centre is asked for advice about diabetes-related research. Click here to see our responses. 

If you have a specific question that you would like us to answer in relation to your practice or research please contact us.

Key topics and research reports 

Key topics 
A list of key papers on a range of behavioural and social aspects of diabetes topics can be found here.

Research reports 


For people with Diabetes 

The Centre has been involved in the development of a number of resources for people with diabetes.

Diabetes and emotional health factsheets
To complement the handbook for professionals, we have developed a series of seven factsheets each focused on a different emotional health problem, providing tips on coping and indicating where people can seek further support. Sharing experiences with other people can be very helpful, so there is also a factsheet about peer support. 

Eye health leaflets 
Almost one in three adults with diabetes has diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to vision loss and blindness. Using best practice research methods and intervention design, we developed two guides tailored to older and younger adults living with type 2 diabetes. Presented in an engaging format, each guide contains evidence-based psycho-educational information, designed to promote optimal eye health care.

The current version for young adults (aged 18-39 years) is available here and the other for adults aged 40+ years is available here

Moving on up  
Our research has informed the development of a new resource people as they transition to adulthood and gain more independence in their diabetes management. The booklet is designed to help young people (and their parents) to navigate adult healthcare, and move on work or further education, four wheels (driving) …out of home and …with life.

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