Post-traumatic stress disorder and glycaemic control

Anne Woods, Mary Terhaar

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Although good glycaemic control can significantly reduce the risk of developing complications, less than one-half of people with diabetes in the US achieve target HbA1c levels of 7% (The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial Research Group, 1993; American Diabetes Association, 2007). Nonadherence to medications is a major factor associated with higher HbA 1c (Cramer, 2004). Associations of medication nonadherence and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been reported in the literature and epidemiological research found a higher likelihood of PTSD in people with diabetes (Dew et al, 1999; Safren et al, 2003; Shemesh et al, 2004). This study investigated the association of PTSD symptoms with HbA1c levels in a sample of women with diabetes from the US being seen in the primary care setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Diabetes Nursing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 31 2007


  • Depression
  • Glycaemic control
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Regimen adherence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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