Diabetes and Kids

A new study conducted by Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s BD Diabetes Center found that uncontrolled diabetes in adolescents may lead to feelings of failure and frustration among patients, parents and providers. If not communicated effectively, these emotions can cause conflict, frayed relationships and poor disease management. BD Diabetes Center researchers emphasized in their published report that care teams should focus less on blood sugar numbers and more on encouraging all parties to constructively express any negative feelings they might have about diabetes. Doing so increases the likelihood that adolescent patients will follow their prescribed medical regimen, resulting in improved control of their disease. Read the full study >



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