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Open communication helps teens manage type 1 diabetes

It’s a simple concept, but new research reinforces the idea: Teens with type 1 diabetes benefit when they feel their concerns have been heard. Teens with type 1 diabetes may experience anger, frustration and anxiety if they haven’t met their treatment goals. Their parents and health care providers may also feel frustrated and may blame […]

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Text-based reminders help teens meet HbA1c goals

Daily text reminders may be an effective tool in attaining glycemic targets for teenagers with type 1 diabetes, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. “To protect against glycemic decline, teenagers may benefit from increased support and innovative ways to improve self-care,” Lori M. Laffel, MD, MPH, chief of the pediatric, adolescent and young adult […]