The T2-DDAS CORE SCALE
This questionaire is 8 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.