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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.

02-22-2019 | Continuous glucose monitoring | ATTD 2019 | Article

Researcher comment: The benefits of starting CGM immediately after diabetes diagnosis

Korey Hood discusses his research looking at the effects on patients and carers of starting continuous glucose monitoring straight after diabetes diagnosis (4:25).

02-22-2019 | Psychosocial care | ATTD 2019 | Article

Psychosocial research in diabetes: An endocrinologist’s viewpoint

Tim Jones explains why psychosocial research matters to clinicians, and discusses a randomized trial of continuous glucose monitoring from the point of diabetes diagnosis (3:11).

02-22-2019 | Psychosocial care | ATTD 2019 | Article

Expert highlights: Psychologic issues influencing device uptake in teens with diabetes

Korey Hood outlines some psychologic issues that should be addressed to optimize the uptake of diabetes technologies by adolescents (4:46).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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