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Chapter 16: Psychological care of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes
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Dear Members,
Dear Friends,

Young people with diabetes appear to have a greater incidence of depression, anxiety, psychological distress, and eating disorders compared to their peers without diabetes. Fortunately, mental health and well-being are finally getting more attention from researchers, diabetes teams, policy makers and patients with type 1 diabetes. However, these aspects are still under-resourced and overlooked by some.
 
The quality of life of young people with diabetes and their families has always been a priority for ISPAD. ISPAD is aware of the importance of the well-being of young people with diabetes and their families, and continuously includes a chapter on the “Psychological care of children & adolescents with type 1 diabetes” in their Clinical Guidelines.
 
Read the chapter here.


 
The research literature regarding psychological factors in the management of children and adolescents has been reviewed and the guidelines updated accordingly. New evidence has documented the significant role of depression, diabetes distress, and disordered eating in diabetes management. More studies have addressed the issue of cognitive function and school performance. In addition, the influence of parental stress and coping, as well as new studies on youth coping have highlighted the importance of resiliency in relation to quality of life. Recent controlled intervention research shows the benefits of integrated healthcare, family-focused approaches, and the prevention of diabetes distress. 

See the presentation on Assessing psychological status or identifying distress in adolescents by Dr Eveline Goethals here. Learn how to improve the quality of life of the young with diabetes and their families by watching this lecture by Dr Jill Weissberg-Benchell here.
 
This chapter is a must-read for any healthcare professional, a member of diabetes team, policy maker, psychologist, psychiatrist, or a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes or an adult PWD. More awareness of the importance of mental health and well-being, psychological issues, and the more mental health professionals involved in the provision of care – the better.



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