NEW YORK: Young people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes experience high psychological distress, resulting in worse health outcomes and poor blood sugar control, find researchers from Carnegie Mellon University.
Age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
In the study, the team evaluated 207 patients who were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes within the past two years.
They found younger patients (42 years and younger) experienced higher diabetes-related and psychological distress.
In addition, patients with higher education and income expressed more stress. Patients who self-reported greater stress also reported greater depressed mood, less adherence to medication and higher anxiety.