Parent-child relationship key to reaching HbA1c goals in pediatric type 1 diabetes

Children with type 1 diabetes are less likely to maintain recommended HbA1c targets if they frequently experience turmoil with their parents and other family members, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine.

“The association between diabetes-related family conflict and poor glycemic control regardless of insulin regimen supports the importance of screening for and addressing family conflict in all children with type 1 diabetes,” Lydia Snyder, MD, of the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Nemours Children’s Health System in Jacksonville, Florida, and colleagues wrote. “The identification and implementation of effective and practical strategies aimed at expanding social support for children with type 1 diabetes and their families may result in improved glycemic control.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email