What is psychosocial care?
Person-centered psychosocial care aims to identify, and support patients in dealing with, the complex social, behavioral, and emotional factors that can impact on their wellbeing, self-management, and disease outcomes.
Key concerns in diabetes include diabetes distress, disordered eating, and inconsistent medication-taking.
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To mark 25 years of the EASD’s Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes study group, we highlight the critical role of psychosocial issues in the care of people with diabetes, look at the latest knowledge in key areas, and explore their impact on clinical care in a series of interviews and podcasts.
Views from the clinic
We asked Irl Hirsch (Professor of Medicine, WA, USA), Chantal Mathieu (Professor of Medicine, Belgium), and David Maahs (Professor of Pediatrics, CA, USA) why psychosocial care matters?
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