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As a chronic disease, diabetes requires patient-directed self-management. This landmark text covers all of the issues that care providers should consider when a patient takes on the burdens of diabetes self-management and deals with living with a chronic disease. Sections cover behavioral health, self-management, implementation of treatment technology, and life course issues. Find out the details on key issues in diabetes management, such as special issues for children and adolescents, introducing insulin pump therapy, adherence to regimens, and identifying and dealing with depression, disordered eating, and cognitive dysfunction.