Improving diabetes self-management through acceptance, mindfulness, and values: a randomized controlled trial.

  title={Improving diabetes self-management through acceptance, mindfulness, and values: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Jennifer A. Gregg and Glenn M. Callaghan and Steven C. Hayes and June L. Glenn-Lawson},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={75 2},
Patients in a low-income community health center with Type 2 diabetes (N = 81) taking a one-day education workshop as part of their diabetes medical management were randomly assigned either to education alone or to a combination of education and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Both groups were taught how to manage their diabetes, but those in the ACT condition also learned to apply acceptance and mindfulness skills to difficult diabetes-related thoughts and feelings. Compared with… 

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