TABLE 3.

Ranking of Factors That Would Most Contribute to a Positive Frame of Mind by Respondents’ Diabetes Type and Therapy

Rank*Diabetes/Therapy Type
T1T2IT2NI
1Your blood glucose numbers are on-target all day (54%)Your blood glucose numbers are on-target all day (36%)You take your diabetes medications exactly as prescribed (29%)
2You are relaxed and taking your diabetes in stride (15%)
You get the exercise you need or want (14%)
You take your diabetes medications exactly as prescribed (27%)Your blood glucose numbers are on-target all day (22%)
3You eat healthy food at every meal (9%)
You take your diabetes medications exactly as prescribed (8%)
You are relaxed and taking your diabetes in stride (14%)
You eat healthy food at every meal (12%)
You get the exercise you need or want (10%)
You eat healthy food at every meal (18%)
You are relaxed and taking your diabetes in stride (16%)
You get the exercise you need or want (14%)
  • * This table depicts the percentage of survey respondents within each group who ranked a particular statement (e.g., “Your blood glucose numbers are on-target all day”) as being most likely put them in a positive frame of mind about their diabetes and health. To better understand the relative importance of these factors, they have been grouped and ranked according to measurable breaks of 3%. For both groups of insulin users (T1, T2I), “Your blood glucose numbers are on-target all day” was the statement most commonly ranked by respondents as what they believed most likely to put them in a positive frame of mind. For T2I and T2NI respondents, “You take your diabetes medications exactly as prescribed” was also selected by many as the factor they believed most likely to contribute to a positive frame of mind; it was the highest-ranking factor for the T2NI group and second highest for the T2I group.