The psychosocial impact of diabetes in adolescents: A review
Siddiqui, Muhammad A.
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Ashraff, S., Siddiqui, M. & Carline, T. (2013) The psychosocial impact of diabetes in adolescents: A review, Oman Medical Journal, vol. 28, , pp. 159-162,
Type 1 Diabetes mellitus is known to have a major psychological impact on adolescents. Different types of therapies have been developed to support the patient as well as their families to deal with this impact. These include Behavioral Family Systems Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. However, studies conducted recently, though few in numbers have shown a direct relationship between general psychological functioning and metabolic control. Self-management of diabetes and its complication therefore, is an integral part of these program. This review looks into the various studies carried out that decide the best approach towards addressing the psychological aspect of type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. OMSB, 2013.