Advance technologies in diabetes research and therapy psychological care of diabetics

Author(s): M S Alam

Diabetes is not a disease but a syndrome affecting multiple organ and system. Early diagnosis and implementation of health education, life style modification, treatment and psychological support are key role in control of diabetic complications. Introduction of new drugs insulin and devices made treatment easier.

In general practice we experienced that newly diagnosed diabetic patient takes time to accept their illness and worried about prognosis and questioning regarding lifelong treatment. Complications of diabetes bring a lot of depression which further effect on compliance. Poor emotional and psychological wellbeing is associated with poorer quality of life, and poorer diabetes management.