Key Findings

MILES 1 and 2: 6 key findings

  1. Worse general health overall (doesn’t fit in category) or: 17% of adults with diabetes have been diagnosed with a mental health problem at some point in their life (psych)
  2. 49% of adults with diabetes have never been offered structured diabetes education (behavioural)
  3. Adults with insulin treated T2D were more likely to experience depression and anxiety (psych)
  4. Stigma was common. 67% of adults with T1D felt judged for eating sugary foods or drinks. 50% of adults with T2D think others assume they are overweight or had been in the past. (social)
  5. 11% of adults with diabetes indicated that they are currently part of a peer support group. Of the 89% who weren’t 38% indicated that they would like to be a part of a peer support community (social)
  6. 20% of adults with T1D used apps to help manage their diabetes (behavioural)

Miles youth

  1. Girls were more likely to report anxiety, depression, and diabetes distress than boys (psych)
  2. 54% of youth used an app to help manage T1D (behavioural)