|Author(s)/Faculty: Gun Forsander, MD, PhD|
|Source: Johns Hopkins University|
|Type: Multimedia||Articles/Items: 1|
|Release Date: 12/31/2011||Expiration Date: 1/23/2013|
|Credit Type: Physician / Non-Physician||Number of Credits: 1.5|
|Cost: Free||Provider: |
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a complex disease requiring constant vigilance and special training to ensure healthy outcomes. A collaborative relationship between the child with T1DM and his or her parents is essential for proper monitoring and care. Adolescence represents a critical time in which glycemic control may suffer. It is imperative that parents and guardians maintain a delicate balance with respect to honoring the child’s need for independence yet providing necessary support. Through compelling patient interviews and interactive cases, this activity will educate clinicians on various strategies that will help adolescents with T1DM and their families cope with the disease, improve treatment adherence, and identify/address negative psychosocial issues.