Does your diabetes team provide emotional support (e.g., a psychologist or social worker)?
Yes, at every visit
Yes, but only if we make a specific request
Total votes: 217
Does your diabetes team provide emotional support (e.g., a psychologist or social worker)?Poll dates: May 13 - 20, 2009
Total Votes: 217
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 2008 we last asked families if they had ever sought counseling. About 40% either had or had considered it. When you compare that with the results of this week's poll, in which just 15% 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.
Last Updated: Wednesday May 19, 2010 09:42:51
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