1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2019 »
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Diabetes Distress article and measuring scales

Discussion in 'Emotional and Mental Health' started by Alexandra100, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,900
    Likes Received:
    1,212
    Trophy Points:
    198
    https://forum.tudiabetes.org/t/what-is-diabetes-distress/75183

    PS I have now completed the form to get a Diabetes Distress Score. This is free of charge.There is a suggestion in the preceding sections that you have to pay for it, but this is not the case. Your score is not saved after you leave the site, but you can print it off and it is suggested that if you get a high score you try it again in a few weeks.
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
    #1 Alexandra100, Jan 14, 2019 at 3:22 PM
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

    Messages:
    10,359
    Likes Received:
    6,879
    Trophy Points:
    278
    After doing the test does the piece offer advice or guidance on how to cope with DD? I did not do the test as I do not feel that I need yet another number to focus on and frankly I have no need of a scale that informs me that I am worried/stressed/depressed about aspects of my condition - I am aware of these feelings anyway.
     
  3. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,900
    Likes Received:
    1,212
    Trophy Points:
    198
    It offers brief guidance. Perhaps it would be most valuable for someone who was in denial as to how distressed they were. Or, in the case of repeat tests, the feedback might be good for someone who had resolved to take action to reduce their distress. I just love doing this kind of thing, it cheers me up.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

    Messages:
    10,359
    Likes Received:
    6,879
    Trophy Points:
    278
    No doubt it might be useful to some people. Not me, if just one more person tells me that Mindfulness would bring serentity I shall scream. I'm not sure that someone in true denial would be searching out such info and as for stress, arn't we hard wired for that? I have found that talking with people who totally get what it is like to get the news, provide information and support if things wobble and who are genuinely pleased when things go well for others in the same position has a value beyond measure (yes, even with a scale). Hence the value that I place on this forum and others like it.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
    Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    9,157
    Likes Received:
    5,523
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I doubt those in denial would do the "quiz"
     
  6. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    7,077
    Likes Received:
    10,234
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I never did a distress quiz for a COPD (emphysema), or AFib, so should I do this one as I would hate to be anxious / distressed about anything.
     
  7. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

    Messages:
    24,412
    Likes Received:
    30,213
    Trophy Points:
    298
    It appears I have little or no distress. I knew that anyway. I was just curious.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  8. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

    Messages:
    16,799
    Likes Received:
    25,886
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Thanks @Alexandra100 for posting, I did do the test and but I knew roughly what the outcome would be, but it was good to do it.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  9. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    6,752
    Likes Received:
    5,836
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Hello @Alexandra100 As you have not been given a Diabetes diagnosis or even a type 1 diagnosis I am curious to ask why you feel it necessary to complete this ?
     
  10. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,900
    Likes Received:
    1,212
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Hello Juicy, sorry, but I haven't time or energy to reply fully to your query right now. Can we leave it for the moment that although I don't meet your criteria for pre-diabetes or full diabetes, I do indeed, however misguidedly, suffer from diabetes distress.
     
  11. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,900
    Likes Received:
    1,212
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Me too, but anyone can sure fire get my goat even worse by exhorting me to keep a "gratefulness" diary. Be re-assured, no recommendations here to mindfulness but rather one to seek out more sympathetic people who understand about diabetes. Unfortunately they didn't link to this Forum (or to any diabetic focussed organisation).
     
    • Hug Hug x 1
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook