Dr Umair Sarfraz, Dr Hammad Amin Mirza, Dr Mahnoor Nasir
The main objective of the study is to analyse the emotional and psychological needs of people with diabetes mellitus. The study was conducted at Islamabad Medical and Dental College during March 2019 to January 2020. The data was collected from 100 diabetic patients who was suffering from diabetes from last one year. After approval by the hospital ethical review committee, informed written consent was taken from the patients prior to inclusion in the study. The demographic values shows that there is a significant relation between diabetes and hyperlipidemia in a local population of Pakistan. The value of HbA1C is 5.77 ± 0.50 in diabetic patients as compared to normal group. The patient's perception about the seriousness of diabetes will affect the way they cope with the disease. Several psychological factors as discussed earlier contribute to affect the emotional and psychological well-being of a person with diabetes. It is concluded that psychosocial needs of the patient would overcome the psychological barrier associated with adherence and self-care, while achieving long-term benefits in terms of better health outcomes and glycemic control.