ISPAD Guidelines 2018 - Chapter 17: Diabetes in Adolescence

Chapter 17: Diabetes in Adolescence
Fergus J Cameron, Katherine Garvey, Korey Hood, Carlo L. Acerini C and Ethel Codner

The essential nature of adolescence and its egress have remain unchanged for many decades. Whilst the distractions have changed, the themes remain constant. Thus in these updated guidelines many of the issues canvassed remain have constancy since the last ISPAD guidelines- physiologic changes of puberty, risk-taking behaviours, challenges in adherence etc. These new guidelines though, have an expanded section upon sexual health and contraception,  include new data about models of transition to adult care and how adolescents use new diabetes-related technologies in the diabetes care. As has previously been the case, the idiosyncratic challenges of this phase of life are emphasized.

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