The T2-DDAS CORE and SOURCES SCALE
This questionaire is 29 questions long and covers Type 2 Diabetes Distress
DIRECTIONS: Living with diabetes can be tough. Listed below are many of the stresses and worries that people with diabetes often experience. Thinking back over the past month, please indicate how much each of the following items were a problem for you by marking the appropriate column. For example, if an item was not a problem for you over the past month, place a mark in the first column: “Not a Problem” (1). If it was a very tough problem for you, place a mark in the last column: “A Very Serious Problem” (5).
1. I feel burned out by all of the attention and effort that diabetes demands of me.
2. It bothers me that diabetes seems to control my life.
3. I am frustrated that even when I do what I am supposed to for my diabetes, it doesn’t seem to make a difference.
4. No matter how hard I try with my diabetes, it feels like it will never be good enough.
5. I am so tired of having to worry about diabetes all the time.
6. When it comes to my diabetes, I often feel like a failure.
7. It depresses me when I realize that my diabetes will likely never go away.
8. Living with diabetes is overwhelming for me.
9. I worry that I won’t be able to pay for my diabetes care, medicines or supplies.
10. When it comes to family and friends, it disappoints me that I am pretty much on my own with diabetes.
11. I am scared that I might have a serious low glucose event when I am out in public.
12. I worry a lot about developing serious complications from diabetes.
13. When it comes to medical care, it upsets me that I am mostly on my own with diabetes.
14. It makes me feel bad that I must hide my diabetes from others.
15. It frustrates me that my eating often feels out of control.
16. It upsets me that I’m not really heard or understood by my healthcare provider.
17. I worry a lot that I could have a serious low glucose event.
18. I can’t escape this sinking feeling that diabetes is eventually going to get me.
19. I worry that I don’t pay enough attention to my diabetes.
20. It upsets me that people in my life think less of me because I have diabetes.
21. It frustrates me that people in my life tempt me to eat foods or do things that are not good for my diabetes.
22. I often feel ashamed or embarrassed when other people know about my diabetes.
23. I worry that I can’t get the healthy food I need for my diabetes.
24. No matter what I do, I fear that serious complications from diabetes will happen to me.
25. I worry about how hard it is get to my healthcare appointments or pharmacy.
26. It bothers me that I don’t get as much exercise as I should.
27. I worry about having a serious low glucose event when I’m alone.
28. It upsets me that my healthcare provider seems to care more about my glucose levels than about me as a person.