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Social Support Systems for Diabetes

Susan Renda, MS, CRNP, CDE, Joseph P. Napora, Ph.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Social support is a multifaceted collection of influences in a person’s life including interpersonal relationships, community resources, perception of being loved and cared for, and access to available assistance.
  • Both personal and professional support are essential to one’s well-being, especially when dealing with a chronic illness.

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Last updated: January 23, 2014