A substantial proportion of people with diabetes experience negative psychologic consequences, and these issues are predicted by a number of factors including gaps in person-centered care, insulin use, and complications, suggest findings from a Danish national survey.
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.
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.
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.
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.