WHY EARLY PSYCHOLOGICAL ATTENTION FOR TYPE 2 DIABETICS COULD CONTRIBUTE TO METABOLIC CONTROL

  • Alfredo Briones-Aranda Faculty of Human Medicine, Autonomous University of Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México.
  • Manuela Castellanos-Pérez Faculty of Human Medicine, Autonomous University of Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México.
  • Raquel Gómez-Pliego Sección de Ciencias Biológicas y de la Salud Humana, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Cuautitlán, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus type 2, depression, stress, early psychological attention

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2) is currently a public health emergency that requires inter- and multidisciplinary medical services. The principal aim of the present work was to review the basic factors related to the possible advantages of providing early psychological attention to DMT2 patients as a coadjuvant for achieving adequate metabolic control. A literature review was conducted to explore the interaction between stress and depression and the relation of both to the ability of DMT2 patients to effectively manage their disease. It was found that stress is one of the factors linked to the etiology of depression, which is a disorder with elevated prevalence in diabetic patients. Consequently, an inter- and multidisciplinary approach to treating diabetic patients was develoDiabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2) is currently a public health emergency that requires inter- and multidisciplinary medical services. The principal aim of the present work was to review the basic factors related to the possible advantages of providing early psychological attention to DMT2 patients as a coadjuvant for achieving adequate metabolic control. A literature review was conducted to explore the interaction between stress and depression and the relation of both to the ability of DMT2 patients to effectively manage their disease. It was found that stress is one of the factors linked to the etiology of depression, which is a disorder with elevated prevalence in diabetic patients. Consequently, an inter- and multidisciplinary approach to treating diabetic patients was developed. One of the primary focuses of this approach is early psychological attention, starting shortly after the initial diagnosis. The ability to create consciousness among health professionals about the importance of early psychological attention for DMT2 patients under an inter- and multidisciplinary strategy could possibly improve pharmacological adherence, metabolic control, the quality of life and the life expectancy of patients, as well as save economic resources for patient families and health institutions.ped. One of the primary focuses of this approach is early psychological attention, starting shortly after the initial diagnosis. The ability to create consciousness among health professionals about the importance of early psychological attention for DMT2 patients under an inter- and multidisciplinary strategy could possibly improve pharmacological adherence, metabolic control, the quality of life and the life expectancy of patients, as well as save economic resources for patient families and health institutions.

Published
2018-09-23
How to Cite
Briones-Aranda, Alfredo, Manuela Castellanos-Pérez, and Raquel Gómez-Pliego. 2018. “WHY EARLY PSYCHOLOGICAL ATTENTION FOR TYPE 2 DIABETICS COULD CONTRIBUTE TO METABOLIC CONTROL”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 25 (3), 329-34. http://www.rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/492.