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Pediatric type 1 diabetes

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08-30-2019 | Insulin | News

Long dough fermentation reduces pizza challenges for type 1 diabetes

Hyperglycemia in children with type 1 diabetes after eating pizza can be reduced by fermenting the dough for longer, Italian research shows.

08-08-2019 | Continuous glucose monitoring | News

Pros and cons of CGM described by parents of children with diabetes

Continuous glucose monitoring offers many benefits to the families of young children with type 1 diabetes but also a number of challenges that cannot always be overcome, show results of a qualitative analysis conducted in the USA.

07-24-2019 | Children | News

Puberty linked to glucose variability in type 1 diabetes

Changes in glucose levels through the day and night in young people with type 1 diabetes may differ according to whether or not they have gone through puberty, research suggests.

07-22-2019 | Children | News

Children with type 1 diabetes fare worse than peers in health, education

Children with type 1 diabetes have worse health outcomes and are more likely to miss school and have special educational needs than their nondiabetic peers, show results of a large study conducted in Scotland.

07-02-2019 | Retinopathy | News

Young diabetes patients may undergo needless retinopathy examinations

A retrospective analysis of clinical trial data indicates that regular eye examinations may not always be necessary for people younger than 18 years of age with type 1 diabetes, despite current recommendations to the contrary.

06-27-2019 | Disordered eating | News

Disturbed eating behavior common in youth with type 1 diabetes

Approximately one-third of adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes display disturbed eating behavior that may be linked to worsening glycemic control and increasing depressive symptoms over time, research shows.

06-18-2019 | Hyperglycemia | ADA 2019 | News

Hyperglycemia may impact brain development in children with type 1 diabetes

Researchers report that having type 1 diabetes may affect children’s brain growth and cognitive development, with persistent hyperglycemia the most likely culprit.

06-11-2019 | Adolescents | ADA 2019 | News

Insulin omission for weight purposes linked to increased depression in youth

Young people who deliberately omit insulin to either lose weight or prevent weight gain report worse psychosocial functioning, particularly depressive symptoms, than those who have never skipped a dose for this reason, study data show.

06-11-2019 | Adolescents | ADA 2019 | News

Diabetes distress linked to self-care and HbA1c in adolescents with diabetes

Diabetes distress is more common than depression in adolescents with diabetes and is significantly associated with less frequent blood glucose monitoring and higher glycated hemoglobin levels, study findings indicate.

06-10-2019 | Adolescents | ADA 2019 | News

Shared medical appointments improve psychosocial outcomes in young diabetes

Shared medical appointments may help adolescents with type 1 diabetes to reduce family conflict and improve their depressive symptoms, show data presented at the 79th ADA Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, California, USA.

06-09-2019 | Pathophysiology | ADA 2019 | News

Multiple autoantibody non-maintenance may reduce diabetes progression risk

Although a rare occurrence, non-maintenance of two or more type 1 diabetes autoantibodies may be associated with a reduced risk for progression to diabetes, show data presented at the 79th ADA Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, California, USA.

05-31-2019 | Children | News

High variability in insulin needs complicates diabetes management in young children

Children with type 1 diabetes who are aged 6 years or younger have significantly more variability in their insulin needs than adolescents or adults, shows an analysis of closed-loop data.

05-28-2019 | Children | Highlight | News

Maternal education has major impact on glycemic control in children

Researchers report that women’s educational attainment is strongly associated with the glycated hemoglobin levels of their children with type 1 diabetes.

05-10-2019 | Psychosocial care | Highlight | News

Family conflict key factor in poor glycemic control among young insulin users

Factors associated with poor glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes generally vary according to the insulin regimen used, but family conflict over diabetes management universally impacts all insulin users, US researchers report.

04-26-2019 | Adolescents | News

School-based consultations boost diabetes clinic attendance in hard-to-reach teens

Meeting teenagers with diabetes at their schools to discuss concerns and reflect on self-management reduces the number who do not attend hospital clinics, say researchers.

04-04-2019 | Insulin pumps | Highlight | News

Randomized trial questions superiority of insulin pumps over injections in children

Insulin pumps and multiple daily injections deliver similar glycemic control and safety profiles when allocated alongside education and support at the point of type 1 diabetes diagnosis, say researchers.

03-25-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Real-world data highlight closed-loop frustrations for youth users

System problems and irritations lead to nearly two in five children abandoning use of closed-loop insulin delivery in a real-world setting, researchers have reported.

02-28-2019 | Mobile technology | News

Engagement with mobile health intervention linked to improved glycemic control

Responsiveness to text message reminders about blood glucose monitoring is associated with glycemic benefit among adolescents with type 1 diabetes, study findings indicate.

02-26-2019 | Psychosocial care | ATTD 2019 | News

CGM at diabetes diagnosis improves family psychosocial outcomes

Giving children continuous glucose monitoring from the point of diabetes diagnosis gives their caregivers greater confidence to manage hypoglycemia and reduces their diabetes-related distress, shows a randomized trial.

02-19-2019 | Ketoacidosis | Highlight | News

Data highlight opportunities to diagnose type 1 diabetes before DKA onset

Children with type 1 diabetes are more likely than their non-diabetic peers to seek primary care for a number of specific conditions in the year before their diagnosis, which could aid detection before the onset of diabetic ketoacidosis, say researchers.

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