Impact of Diabetes Distress on Self-management, and Self-esteem among Diabetics

    Aneeqa Kaiser(1*), Nimra Mehboob(2)


Background: Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most significant public health concerns. The prevalence of DM has enlarged dramatically in nearly all countries in the world. Apart from emotional difficulties, diabetic patients’ life gets affected in diverse ways. This study investigated the impact of diabetes distress on self-management and self-esteem among diabetics.
Objective: The objective of this study was to observe the impact of diabetes distress on self- management and self-esteem among diabetics.
Study type settings & duration: The survey research design and convenient sampling technique was used for data collection from different hospitals of Sargodha, Mianwali and Khushab from 2017 to 2018.
Methodology: Sample of this study consisted of diabetic patients (n = 255) including both male (n = 100) and female (n = 155). Sample size was calculated by using Morgan formula. Diabetes Distress scale, Self-Management scale and The Rosenberg self-esteem scale were utilized. The collective data was then analyzed by using SPSS-23.
Results: Results revealed that diabetes distress negatively predicts self-management and self-esteem amongst diabetics. Additional findings showed that diabetes distress and self- management was higher in type 1 diabetes than type 2 diabetes.
Conclusion: It was concluded that diabetes distress had significant negative effect on diabetes self-management and self-esteem.

Keywords: Diabetes distress, diabetes self-management, self-esteem

(1) University of Lahore Sargodha Campus, Sargodha.
(2) University of Lahore Sargodha Campus, Sargodha.
(*) Corresponding Author
How to Cite
Aneeqa Kaiser, & Nimra Mehboob. (2020). Impact of Diabetes Distress on Self-management, and Self-esteem among Diabetics. Pakistan Journal of Medical Research, 59(2), 51-54. Retrieved from