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Age-appropriate transition of power and control for adolescents with type 1 diabetes


Bridgman, H and Mercer, J, Age-appropriate transition of power and control for adolescents with type 1 diabetes, Australian Diabetes Educator, Australian Diabetes Educator, Australia, 16, 2, pp. 13-17. (2013) [Magazine Article]

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Health care professionals working with adolescents with type 1 diabetes will be familiar with this situation and the accompanying sense of frustration. As psychologists working in multidisciplinary diabetes centres, we commonly receive referrals for adolescents peppered with phrases such as ‘non-compliant’, ‘poor diabetes self-management’, ‘overwhelmed and burnt out’, ‘HbA1c >10%’. Familiar patient names are repeatedly brought to case consultation where the team expresses mutual frustration and concern and where ideas are brainstormed about what behavioural strategy might be tried at the next consultation with the family to improve frequency of testing or bolusing.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:type 1 diabetes, adolescence, mental health, chronic disease management
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Diabetes
UTAS Author:Bridgman, H (Dr Heather Bridgman)
ID Code:103334
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2015-10-05
Last Modified:2015-10-06

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