IDENTIFYING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIERS TOWARDS TAKING UP AND SUSTAINING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN OLDER PEOPLE WITH TYPE II DIABETES
Type II diabetes mellitus has a wide prevalence in the UK and across the globe, with significant impact on the aging population. Literature reviews have been consistent to define the disease as a growing epidemic with lifestyle implications. Lifestyle modification has been considered to be an important preventive measure against the development of the disease. Feinglos and Bethel (2008, p. 337) supported this view, indicating that behavioral and lifestyle changes should be included in the treatment program for diabetes mellitus, not only as a treatment approach but also as a preventive measure as well. However, it is ...