The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution

The Proven Way to Control Your Blood Sugar by Managing Stress, Depression, Anger and Other Emotions


By Richard S. Surwit, PhD

With Alisa Bauman

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Diabetes is quickly becoming one of the world’s most serious health epidemics, and researchers are continually searching for new ways to manage the condition beyond the traditional realms of diet, exercise, and medication. Now, Dr. Richard S. Surwit, a leader in the field of the psychology of diabetes, adds the vital fourth component to treating diabetes: a revolutionary mind-body program that lowers blood sugar levels and dramatically reduces diabetes’ serious and damaging side effects. In The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution, Dr. Surwit reveals how stress, depression, and anger affect blood sugar levels and offers a step-by-step six-week program — based on twenty years of study — to help the millions of people with diabetes effectively manage their condition. He clearly explains how our moods and emotions can translate into chronic anger, anxiety, and depression — all of which increase blood sugar levels. He provides compelling case studies and a powerfully effective six-week program designed to teach patients how to manage emotions and stress, as well as self-tests and reflective quizzes to help patients determine the best and easiest psychological techniques to help keep blood sugar levels down. By bringing the powers of mind and body together, this is a powerful — and unprecedented — tool for effective diabetes control.


On Sale
Aug 26, 2005
Page Count
288 pages

Richard S. Surwit, PhD

About the Author

Richard S. Surwit, Ph.D., is vice chairman of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the division of medical psychology at Duke University Medical Center. He is an internationally known researcher in diabetes and his work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association. He is the author of more than one hundred studies on diabetes, metabolism, and stress.

Alisa Bauman is a professional writer whose work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Prevention, and Yoga Journal. She has contributed to a number of self-help books, including two national bestsellers.

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