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    • Depressed Or Stressed?KathleenGraham RN
    • DAWN Study• Diabetes Attitudes Wishes and Needs• The first time people who live with diabetes were asked what it is like• An international project• http://www.dawnstudy.com/
    • Depression vs. Diabetes Distress • Depression • Diabetes Distress• Appetite changes • More difficult to measure• Sleep changes • No clinical• Irritability depression• Lack of focus • Feeling down,• Loss of pleasure stressed or upset about diabetes and• Feeling aspects of living with sad/worthless diabetes• Thoughts of suicide
    • Feelings About the Disease• I feel overwhelmed by my diabetes• I worry about the future and possible complications• Diabetes takes up too much of my energy every day• I worry about low blood sugar
    • Feelings About Support• I feel uncomfortable in social situations regarding my diabetes care (e.g. people telling me what to eat)• I feel alone with my diabetes• I feel that my family and friends are not supportive of my diabetes
    • Feelings About Treatment• I don’t feel I have clear and concrete goals for my diabetes care• I feel discouraged with my treatment plan• I’m not satisfied with my diabetes physician• I’m having trouble paying for my meds and supplies
    • What To Do?• Realize you aren’t alone• Enlist the support of family friend• Seek a support group• Talk to your doc/endo/CDE about your needs• Learn more about the aspects of diabetes that make you feel uncertain• Become creative in your approach to your management.