Type 1 Diabetes Distress: Identifying and Managing It


Diabetes distress is defined as a range of emotional responses to the specific health condition of diabetes.1 Symptoms vary across individuals but typically include feeling1,4,5:

• Overwhelmed with the burden of managing a chronic health condition
• Afraid and anxious about complications and disease progression
• Defeated and discouraged when glycemic or behavioral targets, which may be unrealistic, are not met despite one’s best efforts

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