Emotions may affect teen diabetes control

According to recent reports, teens with type 1 diabetes could face a hard time managing blood sugar levels when their emotions make them angry or depressed . A study published in the Annals of Behavioural Medicine indicates that emotion may affect blood glucose levels amongst teens by making them less confident in their ability to manage diabetes .
A team of researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City recruited over 60 type 1 diabetic subjects. People with type 1 diabetes must take daily insulin injections to manage their condition and stick to a strict regime to keep blood glucose levels stable. The participants in the study kept a diary of their moods and confidence in diabetes treatment.
According to the conclusions of the study, teenagers who were sad or angry were less likely to manage their blood sugar levels closely. The researchers noted that aiding teens to manage their emotions could help their lifelong diabetes control .

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