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11-08-2019 | Adolescents | News

Student mentoring of teens with diabetes produces all-round gains

Assigning student mentors to teenagers with type 1 diabetes and low socioeconomic status brings a variety of benefits to both mentors and mentees, show the results of a US pilot study.

11-07-2019 | Adolescents | Podcast | Article

Peer mentoring for teens with type 1 diabetes

Medical sociologist Ashby Walker talks about a mentoring scheme pairing college students and teenagers who have type 1 diabetes - to the benefit of both (9:14).

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.

05-03-2019 | Devices and technology | Editorial | Article

Exposure to diabetes technologies: Where now for adult services?

What does the proliferation of diabetes self-management and monitoring technologies in pediatric care mean for the future of adult services? Katharine Barnard looks at the situation in England and Wales.

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

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