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

 
     

Yes, at every visit

 
 

17%

 

8

 
     

Yes, occasionally

 
 

6%

 

3

 
     

Yes, but only if we make a specific request

 
 

22%

 

10

 
     

No

 
 

35%

 

16

 
     

I don't know

 
 

17%

 

8

 


Total votes: 45

 

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

Poll dates: May 6 - 13, 2015
Total Votes: 45

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 13, 2015 13:16:41
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