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Does your diabetes team provide emotional support (e.g., a psychologist or social worker)?


Yes, at every visit






Yes, occasionally






Yes, but only if we make a specific request












Total votes: 406


Does your diabetes team provide emotional support (e.g., a psychologist or social worker)?

Poll dates: May 6 - 13, 2007
Total Votes: 406

Living well with diabetes is often as much about maintaining a positive outlook in the face of the daily challenges of managing blood glucose levels. That's why the best diabetes teams include a psychologist or social worker, to help kids and their families when they're in need.

In July 2003 we last asked families if they had every sought counseling. About half either had or had considered it. When you compare that with the results of this week's poll, in which just 16% of families are offered at least occasional access to someone to assist with emotional support, it seems that there is a shortfall in support for many families.

If you, your spouse, your child with diabetes, or a sibling is struggling with the challenges of living with diabetes, seek help from your diabetes team. Even if they don't have someone on staff to help, they can provide a referral to someone who can.

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Last Updated: Sunday May 13, 2007 12:42:28
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