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Commentary on: Grau-Del Valle C, Marco-Expósito JF, Bosch-Sierra N, et al. Effect of perceived stress, concern about hypoglycaemia and level of knowledge of management of the disease on glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes mellitus. J Clin Nurs 2022 [Epub ahead of print: 27 Feb 2022]. doi: 10.1111/jocn.16270.
Implications for practice and research
Higher levels of diabetes-related distress are associated with deterioration of haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c).
Development of self-care management skills is associated with improved outcomes.
Emotional stress plays an important role in metabolic outcomes in people with type 1 diabetes. It is associated with poorer blood glucose control,1 and fear of hypoglycaemia, that has an impact on …
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