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

 
     

Yes, at every visit

 
 

12%

 

6

 
     

Yes, occasionally

 
 

6%

 

3

 
     

Yes, but only if we make a specific request

 
 

26%

 

13

 
     

No

 
 

48%

 

24

 
     

I don't know

 
 

8%

 

4

 


Total votes: 50

 

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

Poll dates: May 7 - 14, 2014
Total Votes: 50

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 2013 we last asked families if they had ever sought counseling. 33% either had or had considered it. When you compare that with the results of this week's poll, in which just 12% of families are offered at least occasional access to someone to assist with emotional support, it seems that there is a shortfall in this kind of 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: Wednesday May 14, 2014 21:25:37
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