A new study commissioned by Dexcom (Nasdaq:DXCM) found that diabetes has significant negative effects on mental health.
The study revealed that 84% of people surveyed agree that having diabetes can negatively impact mental health. It also demonstrated that nearly all participants (91%) believe technology enables a balanced lifestyle while managing diabetes.
Dexcom, a maker of continuous glucose monitor (CGM) technology, announced results ahead of the UK’s Diabetes Awareness Week. Censuswide conducted this research in April 2023 on behalf of the company. It included responses from 1,000 nationally representative U.K. respondents aged 16 years and up living with diabetes.
“As a pioneer and leader in real-time CGM, our goal at Dexcom is to simplify and improve diabetes management for every person with diabetes,” said Ben Byrne, Dexcom country director of U.K. and Ireland. “Dexcom CGM systems give people with diabetes a full picture of glucose numbers to help them better manage their condition – which, in turn, can help them go about their day with more confidence and less stress. This Diabetes Awareness Week and beyond, we’re proud to not only support the diabetes community with our products, but also educate the broader public on diabetes and the physical and mental effects it can have.”
In light of the survey’s findings, Dexcom announced that it plans to host “Puppy Yoga” classes in London. These classes promote mental health within the diabetes community.
Dexcom spokespeople, model Roxy Horner, and professional rugby player Henry Slade, will feature at the first class on June 17. The company said it opened the class to all living with diabetes and the broader public. Its aim is to encourage people to learn more about diabetes.