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Psychosocial care and type 1 diabetes

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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.

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.

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.

10-23-2018 | Psychological support | News

Adults with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes need early psychosocial support

It is just as important to help adults with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes learn how to live with the condition as it is to teach them about it, show results of a narrative study among patients from the UK and Denmark.

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.

07-14-2017 | Psychological support | News

Guided self-determination has benefits for type 1 diabetes patients

Supported problem-solving does not result in improved glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes, but does reduce diabetes distress, show the findings of a randomized trial.

04-28-2017 | Psychological support | News

CBT may help type 1 diabetes patients with chronic fatigue

Findings from a randomized trial suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy may significantly alleviate chronic fatigue in patients with type 1 diabetes.

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.

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