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CE: Diabetes and puberty: a glycemic challenge.

Authors
  • Trast, Jeniece
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of nursing
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2014
Volume
114
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000451674.51200.6e
PMID: 24921422
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

As children with diabetes enter adolescence, the physical and psychological changes of puberty add to the challenges of disease management. This often leads to increased stress for both parent and child and to poor overall glucose control with potential short- and long-term complications. During this period of transition, nurses play a central role in teaching patients and their families about the effects of puberty on insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, and in discussing how the emotional and behavioral changes associated with this challenging time can affect diabetes management.

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