Well-being, type 2 diabetes and alcohol consumption: a literature review
Evidence & Practice    

Well-being, type 2 diabetes and alcohol consumption: a literature review

Christine Mantzouka Researcher, University of Leeds, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Leeds, England
Peter Morrall Senior lecturer, University of Leeds, Leeds, England
Jo Gilmartin Nursing lecturer, University of Leeds, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Leeds, England
Jenny Waite-Jones Lecturer, University of Leeds, Leeds, England

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is associated with lifestyle modifications, one of which concerns alcohol consumption. However, many if not all aspects of an individual's lifestyle have personal historic, symbolic and ritual qualities and patterns as well as wider social contexts. Therefore, any alteration of lifestyle has wider, possibly major and negative consequences for that individual, such as social alienation and psychological turmoil, undermining the individual's feeling of Well-being. This article describes the significant themes from a literature review that aimed to identify the relationship between lifestyle modifications and type 2 diabetes. The findings may help to shed light on the issues and challenges nurses face in delivering support to individuals with type 2 diabetes in clinical practice.

Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2017.e1181

Correspondence

hccm@leeds.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 15 June 2016

Accepted: 04 October 2016

Published online: 25 March 2017