Common Psychological Issues That Factor Into a Patient Not Following a Treatment Regimen

Jul 1, 1999

  • Testing hurts my fingers. No one will want to marry me. My skin looks bumpy at injection sites
  • Insulin makes me look fat
  • It's not fair that I have to think about diabetes all the time
  • I'll have a bad insulin reaction, especially at nighttime
  • High (or low) blood sugars make me moody
  • Each high blood sugar reading is a nail in my coffin
  • Complications are "time bombs" waiting to explode
  • I'm sick and tired of taking care of my diabetes
  • I have to keep my diabetes a secret or I'll lose friends
  • I feel as if my doctor is judging me
  • My insurance won't cover diabetes supplies, treatment or education

-Courtesy of Alan Jacobsen, MD, Joslin Diabetes Center

Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Categories: Blood Sugar, Diabetes, Insulin, Support Groups


Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only
  • What's on the Horizon with Diabetes Research and Therapy
See the entire table of contents here!

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter

Latest
Popular
Top Rated
Print | Email | Share | Comments (0)

You May Also Be Interested In...


Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Comments 0 comments - Jul 1, 1999

©1991-2014 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.