There is a strong evidence base that supports the effectiveness of CBT for patients with a diagnosis of diabetes (type 1 and type 2) who also suffer from a common mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression.
Feelings of being low in mood or anxious can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to manage their diabetes and therefore addressing these feelings can positively affect a person’s physical and mental health.
CBT is traditionally delivered face-to-face and there is currently a lack of provision. New methods of delivering effective interventions are required. This study will help us understand whether online methods of delivering CBT are equally as effective to face-to-face methods when supporting people with type 2 diabetes.