Family Physician and Area Division Lead, Maple Creek
Project: Implementing a Diabetes-Related Distress(DRD) Screening tool in Maple Creek Primary Health Clinic
Dr. Rajan Govender project looked at implementing a diabetes-related distress screening tool in Maple Creek primary health clinic. His team used two different questionnaires to screen patients for DRD. The questionnaires give insight into the patient’s difficulty in diabetes management and the negative emotions associated with living with diabetes (emotional burden, regimen-related distress, interpersonal distress). Patients who are showing signs of distress will be referred to support services.