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07-02-2016 | Psychosocial care | Article

Fear of Hypoglycemia in Children and Adolescents and Their Parents with Type 1 Diabetes

Current Diabetes Reports

Authors: Kimberly A. Driscoll, Jennifer Raymond, Diana Naranjo, Susana R. Patton

Publisher: Springer US


Hypoglycemia is a frequent occurrence in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. A variety of efforts have been made to standardize the definition of hypoglycemia and to define one of its most significant psychosocial consequences—fear of hypoglycemia (FOH). In addition to documenting the experience of FOH in children and adolescents type 1 diabetes and their parents, studies have investigated the relations between FOH and glycemic control and diabetes technology use. This review provides a summary of the recent FOH literature as it applies to pediatric type 1 diabetes.

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