The importance of a proactive response to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
Shea, Sue and Wynyard, Robin (2009) The importance of a proactive response to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Voice, 54 (1). pp. 17-19.
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People with diabetes face a range of challenges. Having the condition affects all areas of life; a number of psychological and emotional factors are involved. Recently, one of the authors of this article, Robin Wynyard, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The shock of being diagnosed provoked in him and his partner, Sue Shea, negative feelings that included fear, anxiety and uncertainty – a common emotional response which often goes unreported in the related literature. In this article, the authors share their experiences, highlighting the difficulties faced at the point of diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, and stressing the importance of a positive proactive response by people with the condition and close contact with a supportive diabetes healthcare provider.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||diagnosis, type 2 diabetes, proactive|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine|
R Medicine > RT Nursing
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care|
Faculty of Education & Health > School of Health & Social Care
|Last Modified:||10 Apr 2012 16:46|
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