Share of Cost, Diabetes patients cope better when they have a positive outlook and social support

Sunday, Feb. 1st 2015 6:00 AM

A new study has revealed that positive outlook and social support can help diabetic patients to deal with emotional, psychological and social difficulties of the disease, which could ultimately improve their health outcomes. The Second Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs (DAWN2) study would be the largest analysis yet undertaken of personal accounts of people living with diabetes. The original DAWN study in 2001 found that 41 percent of adults with diabetes have poor psychosocial well-being. In the follow-up study, almost half, 46 percent, of people with diabetes had negative emotional, psychological and social experiences related to their illness.

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