Addressing shortcomings in diabetes care and school support in Spain

The DAWN Youth WebTalk survey in Spain demonstrated that, as is the case elsewhere, children with diabetes in this country suffer psychological problems; emotional well-being is low, while depression and anxiety are present in around 30% of the young people surveyed. The strong demand for psychological support was common to all of the survey groups. Children with diabetes and their parents and healthcare professionals reported that unresolved social and psychological issues lead to inadequate metabolic control in 26% of children and adolescents with diabetes. Also, they valued the concept of multidisciplinary diabetes units involving psychologists and social workers. The DAWN Youth Spain advisory board reports.
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DAWN Youth, Spain, Fundación para la Diabetes