Lydiya Thomas has completed her MBChB in 2015 from the University of Aberdeen. She is currently working as a Foundation Year 1 trainee in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. This project was done as part of her final year medical student elective at the Christian Medical College Vellore, India.


The purpose of this study is to establish the prevalence of Diabetes-Specific Psychological Distress (DSPD) among patients with Type 2 diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) using the "Problem areas in diabetes" (PAID) scale at a tertiary hospital in south India. Other objectives include observing the relationship between socio-demographic factors and DSPD and finally exploring the level of acceptance of the PAID scale by Asian Indian patients.

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