Emotions are rarely factored in diabetes care

But the experience of many GPs is that their patients with diabetes struggle to maintain an optimal self-care regimen.

This is true even after the patient has been armed with information about how to prevent serious complications.

Why do people with diabetes find it so hard to adopt and maintain an optimal self-care regimen?

The evidence now firmly indicates that emotional problems play an important part in explaining what is commonly, but unhelpfully, thought of as ‘non-compliance’ among people with diabetes.