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Mater Sociomed. 2013;25(2):140-2. doi: 10.5455/msm.2013.25.140-142.

Gender differences in living with diabetes mellitus.

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School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University , Edinburgh.


none declared. The aim of this review is to discuss the gender difference among diabetic population. Metabolic control, age and gender significantly affect their psychosocial responses to disease. Psychosocial problems may also occur secondary to negative diabetes related experiences including diagnosis, increased stress and onset of complications. Although significant problems do not occur in all diabetic population, they occur in few patients. More work is needed in the area of identifying those patients having adjustment difficulties to diabetic related challenges. This review indicates that male diabetics are observed to be living more effectively with diabetes, lesser depression and anxiety but more energy and better positive wellbeing.


Depression; Diabetes Mellitus; Gender difference; Sexual Health; Teenagers

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