Table 8

How do you feel when your blood glucose is not as expected?

Thematic Codes

Number of Responses


Worried/anxious

135


In control/able to rationalize/determined to achieve better diabetes control/better informed

135


It doesn't happen/N/A

64


Frustrated/angry (with self and diabetes)/guilty

59


Disappointed

50


Not in control/low mood/upset/confused

68


Depressed

42


Physically unwell

16


Total

569


* 74 (out of 495) respondents gave more than one response to this question

* The quality check revealed a 4.2% discrepancy between the two reviewers. Differences were resolved by consensus

Barnard et al. BMC Research Notes 2010 3:318   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-3-318

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