A patient's guide to identifying and executing easy strategies and positive behaviors to help better manage their Type 2 diabetes.
Health Habits for Diabetes highlights how to take the motivation to change from their diagnosis, use willpower, examine their sources of influence, form habits, and form a new integrated identity around healthy behaviors. Health Habits for Diabetes provides a what, why, and how for each stage of health behavior change including medication compliance, physical activity, mindset and nutrition.
Most of the things that make us sick are preventable. They are preventable because they are the result of our behaviors. Using examples from research and practice, Health Habits for Diabetes uses this behavioral focus to help patients manage their Type 2 diabetes.
About the Author
Justin Kompf, PhD, has worked in the fitness industry since 2009 as a college strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer. He has an MS in Exercise Science and has a PhD in Exercise and Health Sciences with a focus on Health Behavior Change from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Justin has taught at the State University of New York at Cortland and also at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He has published work in the Strength and Conditioning Journal, Sports Medicine, the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, and the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. He has contributed his expertise in health behavior change to personal training certifications and nutrition certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.