A growing body of evidence confirms that in order to improve health outcomes, a transformation is required in the understanding and perceptions of the psychosocial issues that face all people with diabetes. In young people with the condition, these are exacerbated by the multi-dimensional challenges inherent in childhood and adolescent development. As in many other countries, a gap exists in Denmark between the psychosocial issues affecting children and adolescents with diabetes and current treatment practices. DAWN Youth Denmark was initiated in response to the concerns of many diabetes healthcare providers regarding unmet needs among these young people. The initiative has been of particular importance in creating strategies to improve the quality of life of children with diabetes and their families. Birthe Olsen reports.
DAWN Youth, Denmark, WebTalk survey