Subjective wellbeing among adults with diabetes

Results from Diabetes MILES—Australia

Elizabeth Holmes-truscott, Jessica L. Browne, F. Pouwer, Jane Speight, Robert A. Cummins

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This study examines the subjective wellbeing of Australian adults with diabetes who completed the Diabetes MILES—Australia survey, investigating by diabetes type and treatment, and by comparing with the subjective wellbeing of the general Australian adult population. In addition, the extent to which depression and socio-demographic factors account for subjective wellbeing is investigated. People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have significantly lower subjective wellbeing compared to the general population, even after controlling for covariates (demographic and socio-economic status, diabetes duration, body mass index, number of diabetes-related complications, and depression). Furthermore, adults with type 2 diabetes using insulin to manage their condition report the lowest levels of subjective wellbeing, and are also most likely to report dissatisfaction with their current health. These findings suggest that living with diabetes, and in particular, living with type 2 diabetes and using insulin, strongly challenges the maintenance of subjective wellbeing.
Keywords: Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Personal wellbeing index, Subjective wellbeing, Depression
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1205-1217
JournalJournal of Happiness Studies
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Holmes-truscott, E., Browne, J. L., Pouwer, F., Speight, J., & Cummins, R. A. (2016). Subjective wellbeing among adults with diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES—Australia. Journal of Happiness Studies, 17(3), 1205-1217. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-015-9638-4
Holmes-truscott, Elizabeth ; Browne, Jessica L. ; Pouwer, F. ; Speight, Jane ; Cummins, Robert A. / Subjective wellbeing among adults with diabetes : Results from Diabetes MILES—Australia. In: Journal of Happiness Studies. 2016 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 1205-1217.
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Holmes-truscott, E, Browne, JL, Pouwer, F, Speight, J & Cummins, RA 2016, 'Subjective wellbeing among adults with diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES—Australia', Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 1205-1217. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-015-9638-4

Subjective wellbeing among adults with diabetes : Results from Diabetes MILES—Australia. / Holmes-truscott, Elizabeth; Browne, Jessica L.; Pouwer, F.; Speight, Jane; Cummins, Robert A.

In: Journal of Happiness Studies, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2016, p. 1205-1217.

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