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06-11-2019 | Adolescents | ADA 2019 | News

Insulin omission for weight purposes linked to increased depression in youth

Young people who deliberately omit insulin to either lose weight or prevent weight gain report worse psychosocial functioning, particularly depressive symptoms, than those who have never skipped a dose for this reason, study data show.

06-11-2019 | Adolescents | ADA 2019 | News

Diabetes distress linked to self-care and HbA1c in adolescents with diabetes

Diabetes distress is more common than depression in adolescents with diabetes and is significantly associated with less frequent blood glucose monitoring and higher glycated hemoglobin levels, study findings indicate.

06-10-2019 | Adolescents | ADA 2019 | News

Shared medical appointments improve psychosocial outcomes in young diabetes

Shared medical appointments may help adolescents with type 1 diabetes to reduce family conflict and improve their depressive symptoms, show data presented at the 79th ADA Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, California, USA.

05-03-2019 | Devices and technology | Editorial | Article

Exposure to diabetes technologies: Where now for adult services?

What does the proliferation of diabetes self-management and monitoring technologies in pediatric care mean for the future of adult services? Katharine Barnard looks at the situation in England and Wales.

03-13-2019 | Disordered eating | Conference report | Article

Eating disorders in diabetes: The missed opportunities

Healthcare professionals and a woman with diabetes outlined the forms that eating disorders can take in people with diabetes, and offered solutions for spotting these conditions and engaging and supporting patients.

03-13-2019 | Psychosocial care | News

Tailored CBT reduces depression, distress in type 2 diabetes

A patient-specific cognitive behavioral therapy and lifestyle counseling intervention can significantly improve psychological outcomes in type 2 diabetes patients with depression and/or regimen-related distress, say researchers.

12-05-2018 | Diabetes distress | Editorial | Article

Diabetes distress: What’s in a name?

Sanjay Kalra and Psychiatrist Yatan Pal Singh Balhara question whether “diabetes distress” is well understood outside of the diabetes field and consider whether alternative terminology may help to bridge the knowledge gap.

11-01-2018 | Depression | News

Peer support benefits patients with type 2 diabetes and depression

Peer support substantially reduces the number of hospitalizations and acute care visits in patients with type 2 diabetes and comorbid depression, shows a randomized trial published in Diabetes Care.

10-24-2018 | Diabetes distress | Editorial | Article

Feeling stressed out and not meeting goals: A vicious cycle impacting diabetes self-management

Clinical psychologists Diana Naranjo and Korey Hood tackle the negative feedback loops that can develop around diabetes self-management and offer their insights on strategies to identify and address the roots of distress.

10-22-2018 | Mental health | Highlight | News

Insulin manipulation strongly linked to psychiatric comorbidity

Insulin manipulation, the practice of deliberately under- or overdosing insulin, is strongly associated with psychiatric comorbidity in children and young adults with type 1 diabetes, Austrian research shows.

07-03-2018 | Diabetes distress | Article

T1-REDEEM: A randomized controlled trial to reduce diabetes distress among adults with type 1 diabetes

Fisher L et al. Diabetes Care 2018. doi: 10.2337/dc18-0391

05-26-2018 | Diabetes distress | Article

Managing type 2 diabetes as a couple: The influence of partners’ beliefs on diabetes distress over time

Berry E, Davies M, Dempster M. Diabetes Res Clin Prac 2018; 141: 244–255. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.05.020

05-24-2018 | Retinopathy | Review | Article

Clinical and psychosocial factors influencing retinal screening uptake among young adults with type 2 diabetes

Lake AJ, Rees G, Speight J. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 41. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1007-3

03-29-2018 | Diabetes distress | Article

Diabetes distress and glycemic control: The buffering effect of autonomy support From important family members and friends

Lee AA et al. Diabetes Care 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.2337/dc17-2396

03-28-2018 | Diabetes distress | Article

A call for inclusion of work-related diabetes distress in the spectrum of diabetes management: Results from a cross-sectional survey among working people with type 1 diabetes

Hansen UM et al. Diabetes Res Clin Prac 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.03.040

02-21-2018 | Primary care | Editorial | Article

Compassion fatigue in diabetes care professionals

Awareness and education about compassion fatigue can help to limit its incidence and severity. Sanjay Kalra outlines strategies to identify and manage the emotional exhaustion that often affects diabetes caregivers.

02-10-2018 | Psychological support | Article

Effects of mindfulness on psychological distress and HbA1c in people with diabetes

Pearson S et al. Mindfulness 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12671-018-0908-1

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.

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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