Behavior therapy is generally a term used to refer to psychotherapy. Though this term is used in the context of treating people with mental illnesses, it is also used in a broad sense for many other conditions. In the case of people with diabetes, behavior therapy, along with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is used to address maladaptive behavioral patterns, eating disorders, and perceptions of the patient toward life, the condition of diabetes, and the outlook taken by the patient to manage the condition. These therapies are scientifically proven to change the way in which a person sees, reacts, and engages to events and conditions (in this case diabetes). Behavior therapy allows a person with diabetes to take a problem-solving approach and make the necessary lifestyle modifications in order to get optimum glycemic control.