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Anxiety in diabetes mellitus
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Diabetes in an incurable disease. The diabetes treatment consists of keeping the blood glucose at a low level. The first aim of this study was to estimate the relationship between anxiety of healthy women and women with type 2 diabetes The second aim was to estimate the relationship between anxiety and metabolic control in diabetic women. The first group which was examined consisted of 66 women with type 2 diabetes who were at hospital and second group was formed of 66 healthy women. The average age of both groups was 53. I used the State Trait anxiety Inventory (STAI) by C. D. Spilbergera and glycosylated hemoglobin for glycemic control. The research indicates that the diabetic women had a significantly higher level of trait anxiety and poorer metabolic control was correlated with state anxiety.
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