Hi all, my apologies for the late response but signing up last week turned out to be *terrible* timing on my behalf as I've basically been sick for the last 10 days. Bleurgh. I'll do my best now though to answer as many questions as I can! I'll be more responsive in the future, I promise!
I was under HORRIFIC stress last week - only a very small amount of it diabetes related and I felt I had back-up there once they'd involved the hospital D team, so it was OK. Consequently the Qnr shows two totally different people apparently - first the one wound up like a coiled spring and the second one fairly relaxed!
I'm on the waiting team too, V.
Having done it I am unsure as to whether all the answers should relate to diabetes or general life. Not long moved house... some stress due to that, but little to do with the D.
Don't worry too much about the questionnaires. We wanted to get a feel for how you were doing generally in case other non-diabetes-related stress was having an effect on anything. We'll see what what the results show but it might be that we just look at diabetes-related emotions next time.
Hi Ben - is the survey specifically for those who "sometimes feel worn down self-managing" themselves ? I'm happy to do a survery but not sure if you only want those peeps who are okay with their self management.
Hi Avocado! I'm happy for anyone to take part (so long as they have diabetes, of course). Those who "sometime feel worn down self-managing" simply may benefit more from the self-management aid that you get for taking part in this study. Feel free to do the survey if you'd like, I'm still recruiting
Hey Ben - that was odd. The first lot of questions sound like I'm wound up like a coiled spring and the second lot say I'm not!
There again it's true - cos I found the last week exceedingly stressful but it is the first such week I've ever had in my life LOL
Hey Sedge - I've had it called worse, haha. It's certainly going to be a bit different to what most people have tried but we've tried to make it as accessible and easy to do as possible. It gets more normal the more you do it, I promise!
Oh.. I got an email. Apparently I need to spend 10 minutes writing about my diabetes twice a week to make me feel better about it. OMG Ben... I don't have either the time nor the inclination and frankly I feel OK about my diabetes. Stressed about other stuff maybe... but I realise I am amongst probably the top 10 - 15% of controlled diabetics and what blips I have are no more than any other T1.
I appreciate that, Patti. Not sure where you've seen that you need to do it twice a week though? We're not telling people how much to use it - we wanted to leave it under your control as much as possible so that it never becomes a burden.