Psychosocial aspects of childhood diabetes: A multivariate framework

Annette M. La Greca, Dante S. Spetter

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Abstract

Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), previously known as juvenile-onset diabetes and also referred to as Type I diabetes, is the most common metabolic disorder of childhood. Estimates indicate that approximately 120,000 youngsters in the United States are affected by this disease. For these individuals, survival depends on exogenous insulin administration and a very demanding and complex treatment regimen to balance insulin levels with food intake and energy expenditure, in an effort to approximate normal glucose metabolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStress and Disease Processes
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives in Behavioral Medicine
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages249-273
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781317844044
ISBN (Print)0805811613, 9780805811612
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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