Shapiro, J, Garza, K, Feldman, M, Madeleine Suhs, Ellis, J, Terry, A, Howard, K, Weissberg-Benchell, J


  • Psychosocial interventions in pediatric type 1 diabetes address barriers to diabetes care and enhance strengths to optimize self-management behaviors and improve emotional well-being.
  • Family-based interventions demonstrate the most robust impact across glycemic and psychosocial outcomes. Youth-focused cognitive behavioral theory and motivational interviewing approaches also demonstrate positive effects.
  • The most common intervention components include a formal approach to problem-solving and communication skills for healthy discussion and reduced family conflict.
  • Interventions to improve health equity, caregiver well-being, and barriers to diabetes technology use show promising preliminary outcomes.


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