Diabetes distress and its burden can have significant impact on the quality of life. In addition to standard treatment, scientists have been exploring the likely effect of mindfulness training on this condition.
One such recent meta-analytic study (a better indicator of evidence) published in the BMJ Open Diabetes Care & Research* indicated that mindfulness-based interventions are promising adjunct intervention to decrease the distress associated with diabetes. The effect was significantly positive in the long term over short term.
It is possible that long-term practice allowed individuals to develop the skills of non-reactivity and acceptance thus tampering the level of distress.