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Psychosocial care

Browse the latest news, expert commentary, and educational content on psychosocial care.

05-19-2023 | Type 1 diabetes | News

Over 60s with type 1 diabetes show trust in Cambridge hybrid closed-loop system

The use of the Cambridge hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system by older adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus is associated with “improved quality of life,” says an international team of researchers.

02-28-2023 | Flash glucose monitoring | News

Real-world isCGM benefits shown for people with psychosocial diabetes issues

People with high diabetes distress achieve reductions in glycated hemoglobin and the need for emergency care for acute diabetes complications after starting on intermittently scanned continuous glucose monitoring, report researchers.

09-30-2022 | Hypoglycemia | News

Anxiety, depression linked to impaired hypoglycemia awareness

People with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have impaired awareness of hypoglycemia if they also report symptoms of anxiety and depression, UK study findings indicate.

09-22-2022 | EASD 2022 | Conference coverage | News

​​​​​​​Psychologic resilience tied to glycemic control after type 1 diabetes diagnosis

Researchers find psychologic resilience to be predictive of glycated hemoglobin levels in the 3 years after type 1 diabetes diagnosis.

09-05-2022 | Depression | News

Lower screening thresholds may better detect depression in adolescent type 1 diabetes

Reducing the cutoffs of commonly used depression screening measures may increase the sensitivity for detecting depression in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, US study findings indicate.

07-25-2022 | Diabetes distress | News

Diabetes distress triggers may vary with type of diabetes

Research indicates that despite a lot of overlap, diabetes distress can arise from different experiences according to whether people have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

07-11-2022 | Psychosocial care | News

Morning mindset predicts daily glucose fluctuations in young people with diabetes

Researchers have found that the early morning psychosocial state of adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes explains a proportion of their daily variance in time in range.

07-01-2022 | Flash glucose monitoring | News

Flash monitoring initiation may boost mental health

An observational study suggests that initiating flash glucose monitoring might lead to a reduction in symptoms of depression in people with insulin-treated diabetes.

06-06-2022 | ADA 2022 | Conference coverage | News

Increased time in range using FreeStyle Libre improves multiple diabetes outcomes

People with diabetes who spend longer with their blood glucose levels within target range have better glycated hemoglobin levels, reduced diabetes-related distress, better hypoglycemia awareness, and fewer hypoglycemia-related hospital admissions than individuals with diabetes that is less well controlled.

06-06-2022 | ADA 2022 | Conference coverage | News

Women most often have psychosocial consequences of hypoglycemia

Women are more likely than men to experience repercussions of serious or severe hypoglycemia that impact their wellbeing or diabetes management, a study suggests.

06-06-2022 | ADA 2022 | Conference coverage | News

Psychosocial factors predict poor medication adherence in young people with type 2 diabetes

Results from the iCount study show that negative beliefs about medicines, unmet material needs, and poor social support are all predictors of low adherence to treatment for individuals with young-onset type 2 diabetes.

04-28-2022 | Pregnancy | News

Maternal type 1 diabetes tied to mental disorders in the next generation

Children born to mothers with autoimmune diseases have an elevated risk for mental disorders, with this risk persisting until early adulthood for those born to women with type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, researchers report.

Lori Berard

04-14-2022 | Hyperglycemia | View from the clinic | Article

Managing hyperglycemia related to stress

Lori Berard highlights the contribution of stress to poor glycemic control and considers how healthcare providers can account for this in their practice.

04-07-2022 | Mental health | News

Mental illness no barrier to glucose control in type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes who have mental health conditions are just as likely as those who do not to achieve their blood glucose targets, report researchers.