Supporting the emotional well-being of patients with diabetes mellitus in primary care

Gordon, Charlotte (2022) Supporting the emotional well-being of patients with diabetes mellitus in primary care. Nursing Standard, 37 (7). pp. 77-82. ISSN 0029-6570

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Diabetes mellitus is a condition characterised by elevated blood glucose levels that can lead to significant acute and long-term complications. Alongside these physical complications, the condition can have substantial effects on people’s emotional well-being, potentially resulting in diabetes distress and/or major depressive disorder. Therefore, timely assessment and referral of patients with diabetes who display signs and symptoms of diabetes distress or other mental health conditions are essential. This article discusses emotional well-being in patients with diabetes, and outlines some diabetes-specific validated assessment tools that can be used in practice. It also discusses the management and appropriate onward referral of people with diabetes who require support.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: clinical, diabetes, health promotion, mental health, patient assessment, patients, professional, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, well-being
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
B200 Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy
B300 Complementary Medicine
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 12 May 2022 14:31
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2022 15:00

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