Study looks at diabetes care transition in adolescents, young adults

10/3/2013 | DailyRx.com

A majority of young type 1 diabetes patients in a pre-transition period from pediatric care to adult care did not discuss the process with their parents or doctors but showed a relatively high Self-Efficacy for Diabetes Self-Management score, a study in Diabetes Care indicated. Researchers also found those in post-transition care had "generally high ratings of supportive interactions with current adult diabetes care providers and low to moderate negative feelings about the transition," said lead researcher Marisa E. Hilliard.

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