Psychosocial aspects and diabetes technology-head to head or hand in hand?

Katharine D. Barnard*, Jill Weissberg-Benchell

*Corresponding author for this work

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Diabetes technologies have progressed rapidly over recent years with a dedicated conference entering its 10th year, stronger and larger than ever. The long-awaited automated insulin delivery systems represent the latest devices in engineering excellence however it is important that we do not lose sight of the fact that there is a person at the end of this technology, simply wanting a better life with diabetes with reduced diabetes burden. This commentary explores the relationship between technology and the psychosocial aspects of that technology in the context of user experience, clinical guidelines and the inclusion of psychosocial aspects alongside medical outcomes in research trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-36
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Endocrinology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


  • Advanced Therapeutics and Technologies in Diabetes (ATTD)
  • Diabetes technology
  • Psychosocial
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems

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