Diabetes-specific emotional distress in people with Type 2 diabetes: A comparison between primary and secondary care (Netherlands)
posted by WM Admin on 28 April 2014
A study which compared levels of diabetes distress in people with Type 2 diabetes treated in primary and secondary care found lower levels of diabetes distress in primary care settings than in secondary care. The authors suggest the difference in diabetes distress between the care settings can be largely, but not fully, explained by specific demographic and clinical characteristics. In addition to care setting, variables independently related to diabetes distress, included: younger age, ethnic minority status, using insulin, having a higher HbA1c level, having a higher BMI and the presence of neuropathy. Other diabetes complications were not independently associated with diabetes distress.
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Stoop, C. H., et al. (2014). Diabetes-specific emotional distress in people with Type 2 diabetes: A comparison between primary and secondary care. Diabetic Medicine, 31(10), 1252–1259.