Providing support and education to children with diabetes - specific needs, specific care

Ground-breaking research findings from the end of the last century demonstrated that the disabling and potentially life-threatening chronic complications of type 1 diabetes can be delayed or prevented by early and intensive blood glucose control. However, this strict and demanding regimen can present a major challenge for young people with the condition. In this article, Barbara Anderson identifies some of the research-based barriers to optimal blood glucose control that are common in children, and explores ways in which an understanding of these barriers helps to identify special needs and special concerns with respect to diabetes education of young people with type 1 diabetes and their families.
diabetes education, children, teenagers