Participants were asked about their overall quality of life and how they manage their disease. Also, 1,000 wives of men with diabetes completed a survey with related questions about their husbands.
Less than half of the wives think their spouses are actively engaging in activities such as physical exercise, reducing stress, or maintaining a positive attitude.
There is plenty that the men and their wives don't know, especially about complications of the disease. As an example, only 42% of men reported the health condition of low testosterone to be a greater risk due to having type 2 diabetes. Only 58% knew that risk of depression is increased due to diabetes.