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Keywords

diabetes distress, diabetes treatment, emotional burden

 

Authors

  1. Giese, Karla K. DNP, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE

Abstract

Abstract: Patients with diabetes are sometimes overwhelmed with the burden of self-care associated with the disease. Although it may seem appropriate to diagnose patients experiencing such emotional burdens with depression, the literature over the past 20 years has matured the concept of diabetes distress, which may more accurately describe the phenomenon.