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10-22-2018 | Mental health | Highlight | News

Insulin manipulation strongly linked to psychiatric comorbidity

Insulin manipulation, the practice of deliberately under- or overdosing insulin, is strongly associated with psychiatric comorbidity in children and young adults with type 1 diabetes, Austrian research shows.


Pediatr Diabetes 2018; doi:10.1111/pedi.12784

08-01-2018 | Adolescents | Highlight | News

Motivational interviewing intervention fails to improve HbA1c in adolescents

The Flexible Lifestyles Empowering Change intervention has failed to improve glycated hemoglobin levels in a randomized trial involving adolescents with type 1 diabetes, despite improving some psychosocial outcomes.


Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2018; doi:10.1016/S2352-4642(18)30208-6

Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2018; doi:10.1016/S2352-4642(18)30241-4

06-24-2018 | Adolescents | ADA 2018 | News

Adolescents with diabetes often not getting the psychotherapy services they need

Only a very small proportion of adolescents and young adults with diabetes who are referred for outpatient psychotherapy actually receive these services, even when there is an integrated pediatric psychologist in the clinic, research shows.

05-24-2018 | Retinopathy | Review | Article

Clinical and psychosocial factors influencing retinal screening uptake among young adults with type 2 diabetes

Lake AJ, Rees G, Speight J. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 41. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1007-3

04-03-2018 | Obesity | Review | Article

Racial disparities in obesity treatment

Byrd AS, Toth AT, Stanford FC. Curr Obes Rep 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s13679-018-0301-3

03-28-2018 | Devices and technology | View from the clinic | Article

Managing patient expectations for glucose management via a device

As the utility and availability of devices surges, so too do patient expectations. Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard provides key consultation questions to help determine your patients’ greatest needs and obstacles.

Katharine Barnard

02-23-2018 | Children | Review | Article

Considering culture: A review of pediatric behavioral intervention research in type 1 diabetes

Rose M et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 16. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-0987-3

02-15-2018 | Psychological support | Review | Article

Preconception counseling for adolescents and young adults with diabetes: A literature review of the past 10 years

Peterson-Burch F et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 11. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-0983-7

01-03-2018 | Gestational diabetes | Article

Prenatal counseling on type 2 diabetes risk, exercise, and nutrition affects the likelihood of postpartum diabetes screening after gestational diabetes

Jones KE et al. J Perinatol 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41372-017-0035-1

06-23-2017 | Obesity | News

Poor-quality evidence for lifestyle interventions in overweight children

Cochrane reviewers have assessed the effectiveness of behavior-changing interventions in overweight and obese children, finding an indication of benefit but based on mostly low-quality evidence.


Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017; 6: CD012651, CD012691

05-24-2017 | Obesity | Article

The psychosocial burden of childhood overweight and obesity: Evidence for persisting difficulties in boys and girls

Gibson LY et al. Eur J Pediatr 2017; 176: 925–933. doi: 10.1007/s00431-017-2931-y

04-28-2017 | Psychological support | News

CBT could help diabetic adolescents with glycaemic control

Cognitive behavioral therapy may be a more effective intervention than non-directive, supportive counselling to help adolescents with type 1 diabetes to maintain glycemic control, a randomized control trial shows.


Pediatr Diabetes 2017; Advance online publication

04-12-2017 | Psychological support | Article

The impact of frequency and tone of parent–youth communication on type 1 diabetes management

DeBoer MD et al. Diabetes Ther 2017; 8: 625–636. doi: 10.1007/s13300-017-0259-2

08-19-2016 | Obesity | Article

Weight loss interventions for overweight and obese adolescents: A systematic review

Boff RM et al. Eat Weight Disord 2017; 22: 211–229. doi: 10.1007/s40519-016-0309-1

07-30-2016 | Psychosocial care | Article

Physical activity in youth with type 1 diabetes: A review

Tully C et al. Curr Diab Rep 2016; 16: 85. doi: 10.1007/s11892-016-0779-6

07-02-2016 | Psychosocial care | Article

Fear of hypoglycemia in children and adolescents and their parents with type 1 diabetes

Driscoll KA et al. Curr Diab Rep 2016; 16: 77. doi: 10.1007/s11892-016-0762-2

04-16-2016 | Psychosocial care | Review | Article

The psychosocial challenges and care of older adults with diabetes: “Can’t do what I used to do; can’t be who I once was”

Beverly EA et al. Curr Diab Rep 2016; 16: 48. doi: 10.1007/s11892-016-0741-7

01-09-2016 | Psychosocial care | Review | Article

Diabetes distress among adolescents with type 1 diabetes: A systematic review

Hagger V et al. Curr Diab Rep. 2016; 16: 9. doi: 10.1007/s11892-015-0694-2

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