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Research Project: Childhood Obesity Prevention

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Diabetes care provider perceptions on family challenges of pediatric type 1 diabetes

Author
item Redondo, Maria - BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
item Callender, Chishinga - CHILDREN'S NUTRITION RESEARCH CENTER (CNRC)
item Gonynor, Caroline - BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
item Cantu, Dora - CHILDREN'S NUTRITION RESEARCH CENTER (CNRC)
item Cullen, Karen - CHILDREN'S NUTRITION RESEARCH CENTER (CNRC)
item Anderson, Barbara - BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
item Thompson, Deborah - Debbe

Submitted to: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/8/2017
Publication Date: 5/16/2017
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/5700698
Citation: Redondo, M.J., Callender, C.S., Gonynor, C., Cantu, D., Cullen, K.W., Anderson, B., Thompson, D.J. 2017. Diabetes care provider perceptions on family challenges of pediatric type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 129(2017):203-205.

Interpretive Summary: The barriers that youth with type 1 diabetes have that prevent them from managing their diabetes well are important and should be addressed. Interviews with healthcare providers who take care of these youth were conducted to discover their perspectives about the barriers and the strategies to overcome them. Family conflict about diabetes care was viewed as a common problem that could be addressed by interventions to improve communication and promote family teamwork in diabetes management responsibilities.

Technical Abstract: Pediatric healthcare providers' perspectives on barriers to diabetes self-management among youth with type 1 diabetes and strategies to overcome them were explored qualitatively. Family conflict about diabetes care was viewed as a common problem, addressable by behavioral interventions to improve communication and promote family teamwork in diabetes management responsibilities.