Self-compassion may help diabetics control their disease 

Reducing the stress of managing diabetes might even have biological effects that improve the condition, they add.

This is the first randomized controlled trial of a self-compassion intervention among people with diabetes, lead author Anna Friis told Reuters Health by email.

“Self-compassion-based treatments are founded on the notion that our tendency to be harshly self-critical or judgmental when we feel we have ‘failed’ or done something wrong makes our stress and distress worse,” said Friss, a psychologist at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

By Reyna Gobel