Question of the Week | Exploring distress with LS

LS has type 1 diabetes and reports to clinic with unusually frequent hypoglycemia and some weight loss.  LS appears distraught and says that since the pandemic, their work hours have been dramatically reduced and paying bills has been a struggle. Based on this information, which of the following topics would the diabetes specialist most want to explore further?

What is the best answer?

  1. Disordered eating
  2. Food insecurity
  3. Insulin rationing
  4. Diabetes distress

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