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Diabetes distress


10-10-2017 | Diabetes distress | News

Psychological interventions have small benefits on self-care, glucose control

Psychological interventions might have a small positive effect on improving self-care and glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes, but not for relieving diabetes-related distress, suggest findings from The Cochrane Library.

08-18-2017 | Depression | News

Depression link with macrovascular complications after type 2 diabetes diagnosis

UK research suggests that depressive symptoms have little impact on glycemic control in patients recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but could be linked to macrovascular complications.

07-14-2017 | Psychological support | News

Guided self-determination has benefits for type 1 diabetes patients

Supported problem-solving does not result in improved glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes, but does reduce diabetes distress, show the findings of a randomized trial.

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12-15-2016 | Guidelines | Editorial | Article

What is new in the 2017 American Diabetes Association Standards of Care?

Jay Shubrook, Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Primary Care Advisory Group, outlines what's new in this year's ADA Standards of Care update. 

Journal articles and book chapters

06-30-2017 | Psychological comorbidities | Review | Article

Type 2 diabetes mellitus and psychological stress — a modifiable risk factor

In this review article, the authors summarize the evidence linking type 2 diabetes mellitus and psychological stress, with a focus on the physiological processes involved.

Nat Rev Endocrinol 2017; 13: 547-560. doi:10.1038/nrendo.2017.64

Ruth A. Hackett, Andrew Steptoe

07-18-2012 | Diabetes distress | Book chapter | Article

Disentangling Clinical Depression from Diabetes-Specific Distress: Making Sense of the Mess We’ve Made

The prevalence of distress and depressive symptoms among adults living with diabetes and the impact on self-care and medical outcomes present both a challenge and opportunity for collaborative, comprehensive, and integrative care of diabetes.

 Esbitt AS, Tanenbaum ML, & Gonzalez JS. In: Screening for Depression and Other Psychological Problems in Diabetes. Edited by Lloyd CE, Pouwer F, & Hermanns N. Springer London, 2012. doi:10.1007/978-0-85729-751-8_2

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