Diabetes distress assessment scales

There are two sets of diabetes distress assessment scales on this website. Because the sources and causes of distress that people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are so different, we developed two separate assessment scales - one for type 1 and one for type 2 adults.

Type 1 Diabetes Distress Scale (T1-DDS)

This scale will help assess diabetes distress for adults 19 years and older with type 1 diabetes.

Click here for the T1-DDS

Diabetes Distress Scale (DDS)

This scale will help assess diabetes distress for adults 19 years and older with type 2 diabetes.

Click here for the DDS